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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:42:06 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[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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 6, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting for Community Gardeners & Homeowners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/green-infrastructurerainwater-harvesting-for-community-gardeners-homeowners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/green-infrastructurerainwater-harvesting-for-community-gardeners-homeowners Date: April 6, 2013

Join Lenny Librizzi from GrowNYC for this two-hour workshop covering stormwater management best practices for community gardeners and homeowners. Learn how to conserve water and help prevent pollution from stormwater by discussing topics such as rainwater harvesting, swales, rain gardens, enhanced tree pits, permeable paving and more. Information about sources for materials and how-to tips will be discussed. Open for up to 30 participants. Pre-registration is required at education@queensbotanical.org. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Central Park North to South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/nature-exploration-central-park-north-to-south-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/nature-exploration-central-park-north-to-south-vigorous Date: April 6, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light and are great for families. Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs. Special geo-cache programs teach you how to use a GPS while searching for hidden prizes.

Hiking and Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts1 Date: April 6, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Activity Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/kids-activity-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/kids-activity-hour Date: April 6, 2013

Celebrate National Garden Month with our Kids Activity Hour every Saturday in April. Children aged 7-12 are invited for a free hour of fun activities exploring garden flowers, insects, and birds.

Start time: 11:00 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 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-games Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Collective Drawing at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill Date: April 6, 2013

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition Drawn to Nature in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-up Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/popup-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/popup-audubon Date: April 6, 2013

"Pop-Up Audubon" is a new interactive activity through the Audubon Center that allows you to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning adventures. Using Prospect Park's greatest resource- the Park itself- each month "Pop-Up Audubon" will be at different sites throughout the Park and feature educational programming about a different park ecosystem.Through Discovery Tours, “Pop-Up Audubon” will also encourage visitors from surrounding communities to explore different areas of their Park.

Visit our website for a full schedule of activities

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/forest-crew-training-session Date: April 6, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/family-nature-crafts Date: April 6, 2013

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/archery Date: April 6, 2013

The ancient sport of archery is an activity just about anyone can participate in. Archery helps to improve your concentration and develop your mental discipline. Like any new skill, archery requires practice and patience to master. Urban Park Ranger-led archery programs sharpen these skills while connecting you with nature by getting you outdoors. Archery is also a great way to build upper body strength and to stay fit! Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow, shoot an arrow, and focus on the target. Discover Archery for yourself and learn to hit your mark!

Families and children, ages 8 years and older, are welcome to participate in our archery programs. Programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided and personal archery equipment is not allowed.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 1:00 pm 40.7895, -73.7821 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: Classical Folk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/music-at-morrisjumel-classical-folk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/music-at-morrisjumel-classical-folk Date: April 6, 2013

Baroque violinist Rachel Evans and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky in a program that spans centuries and crosses genres. The varied fare includes music by Bach, Corelli, and Byrd; English and American folk music; and the New York premiere of Mark Janello’s “Toccata-Rondo” for solo harpsichord.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5136165fb0257.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: The Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio Date: April 6, 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 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5154731bbab9b.webarchive Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/opening-weekend-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/opening-weekend-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 7, 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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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/repetition-in-design Date: April 7, 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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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/table-tennis-tournament Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Cleanup at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/volunteer-cleanup-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/volunteer-cleanup-at-alley-pond-park Date: April 7, 2013

Volunteer at Alley Pond Park in Queens by painting, weeding, and removing invasive species.

This event will be composed of three separate projects with different registrations and meeting locations. Visit NYC Service's registration page to register for any of these projects.

For the first project at Alley Springfield, volunteers will paint benches and should meet at the Park House near the parking lot located on 76th Avenue, off Springfield Boulevard.

For the second project at Alley Picnic, volunteers will paint picnic tables and clear overgrowth. Volunteers should meet at the Park House near the parking lot off Winchester Boulevard (under the Grand Central Parkway). There is a ramp across from a Department of Sanitation garage on Winchester Blvd. that leads to the parking lot. The location is on Winchester Blvd., just north of Union Turnpike and south of the Long Island Expressway. Creedmoor State is opposite this site.

For the third project at Alley Athletic, volunteers will paint bleachers, picnic tables, and benches, and do general clean-up. Volunteers should also meet at the Park House near the parking lot on Winchester Boulevard, just off Union Turnpike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park),Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496; 40.7408, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/birding-for-families Date: April 7, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to the Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/introduction-to-the-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/introduction-to-the-trails Date: April 7, 2013

Learn the fundamentals of hiking, get a great workout, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please wear hiking boots or all terrain shoes. Meet at the parking lot on Nevada Avenue.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 7, 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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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawn to Nature Weekend at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/drawn-to-nature-weekend-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/drawn-to-nature-weekend-at-wave-hill Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Volunteer Recruitment Drive / Rebuilding from Sandy Community Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/hattie-carthan-volunteer-recruitment-drive-rebuilding-from-sandy-community-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/hattie-carthan-volunteer-recruitment-drive-rebuilding-from-sandy-community-workday Date: April 7, 2013

The Hattie Carthan community garden welcomes you to join us as we embark on rebuilding from Sandy. Our workday goal is to rebuild our damaged greenhouse, construct a large market canopy, retouch our clay oven with fresh clay and perform general maintenance in the garden and market areas. Come, meet our community gardeners,urban farm community, other community residents, tell us how you would like to be involved in our grassroots work of building community from the ground up,get information about our events and programs in the community, gain a skill, pitch in! If you believe that reclaiming our hands and building skills are important to community resilience, please show up and get dirty with us as we work to create a healthy community! Power drills,battery packs and simple hand tools are welcome!

*Please dress warm and wear close fronted shoes. Healthy beverages, fruit, water & gloves provided. Please bring your own beverage containers.

* We are grateful to Citizens for NYC ,Partnerships for Parks, Just Food/Farm Aid ,GrowNYC/The Altman foundation for providing rebuilding support

Hope to see you on the farm soon!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Fitness Day in Morningside Park - Part of Harlem Earth Day Celebrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/community-fitness-day-in-morningside-park-part-of-harlem-earth-day-celebrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/community-fitness-day-in-morningside-park-part-of-harlem-earth-day-celebrations Date: April 7, 2013

Enjoy a day of free outdoor health and fitness activities in Morningside Park led by local Harlem business members of Harlem Park to Park.

Featuring

  • Adult fitness boot camp, Brownstone Fitness
  • Children’s yoga workshop, Chloe the Yogi
  • Flat fix workshop, MODSquad Cycles
  • Mini dog training sessions/dog watering, treat station, Doggedly Devoted
  • Healthy beverages and snacks, Body Local
  • Health screenings/Info, Park North Physical Therapy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project--Drawn To Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/wave-hill-family-art-projectdrawn-to-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/wave-hill-family-art-projectdrawn-to-nature Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155f12dd015f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-brooklyn Date: April 7, 2013

Help water and care for the 80,000 new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City GREEN by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1342

Location: Intersection of New Lots Ave. and Warwick St., Brooklyn, NY

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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6658, -73.8841 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: April 7, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/family-scavenger-hunt Date: April 7, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 40.7496, -73.8077 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 7, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families. Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs. Special geo-cache programs teach you how to use a GPS while searching for hidden prizes.

Hiking and Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This is a vigorous event. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/kids-nature-hike-light Date: April 7, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are great for families. Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs. Special geo-cache programs teach you how to use a GPS while searching for hidden prizes.

Hiking and Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This is a light intensity level event. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 40.87, -73.9211 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/archery1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/archery1 Date: April 7, 2013

The ancient sport of archery is an activity just about anyone can participate in. Archery helps to improve your concentration and develop your mental discipline. Like any new skill, archery requires practice and patience to master. Urban Park Ranger-led archery programs sharpen these skills while connecting you with nature by getting you outdoors. Archery is also a great way to build upper body strength and to stay fit! Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow, shoot an arrow, and focus on the target. Discover Archery for yourself and learn to hit your mark!

Families and children, ages 8 years and older, are welcome to participate in our archery programs. Programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided and personal archery equipment is not allowed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-games Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 7, 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Collective Drawing at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/collective-drawing-at-wave-hill Date: April 7, 2013

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition Drawn to Nature in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[McCarren Play Center Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/mccarren-play-center-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/mccarren-play-center-family-day Date: April 7, 2013

Hey Brooklyn! Celebrate Spring with a FREE day of family-fun events at McCarren Play Center.

Play carnival games, learn to ride a bike, and challenge yourself on an obstacle course. Strap on some roller blades, provided by a Parks Skate Mobile!

Presented in partnership with the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-04-07 2013-04-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Naturalist Programs: Who's Up First? with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/childrens-naturalist-programs-whos-up-first-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/childrens-naturalist-programs-whos-up-first-with-julia-attaway Date: April 7, 2013

Children's educator and local mom, Julia Attaway, asks "Who's up first this Spring?" Identify the first plants of spring. Appropriate for ages 4-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Julia Attaway's Children's Naturalist Programs are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5102f6bb332d3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: April 7, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/archery Date: April 7, 2013

The ancient sport of archery is an activity just about anyone can participate in. Archery helps to improve your concentration and develop your mental discipline. Like any new skill, archery requires practice and patience to master. Urban Park Ranger-led archery programs sharpen these skills while connecting you with nature by getting you outdoors. Archery is also a great way to build upper body strength and to stay fit! Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow, shoot an arrow, and focus on the target. Discover Archery for yourself and learn to hit your mark!

Families and children, ages 8 years and older, are welcome to participate in our archery programs. Programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided and personal archery equipment is not allowed.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Lenape Playground (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 1:00 pm 40.6065, -73.9263 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 7, 2013

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Coffeehouse @ The Old Stone House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house Date: April 7, 2013

The Old Stone House is delighted to welcome the roots music series, The Good Coffee House, on the first Sunday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Great music, great snacks, great company.

Please join us on Sunday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. for STOUT, a group of five musicians who perform American Folk Music, sea chantys, Irish Folk Music, and orginal compositions.

Start time: 4:30 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 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 4:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547867d809c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Screening - A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/fierce-green-fire-the-battle-for-a-living-planet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/07/fierce-green-fire-the-battle-for-a-living-planet Date: April 7, 2013

Join us for a FREE screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet. This feature is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Light refreshments will be provided, along with the opportunity to interact with people who have instrumental in preserving the Greenbelt and other local natural areas.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-04-07 2013-04-07 7:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51588a3bc24c0.bmp Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/repetition-in-design Date: April 8, 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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2013-04-08 2013-04-08 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 8, 2013

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


Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7545, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-games Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 8, 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 2013-04-08 2013-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/repetition-in-design Date: April 9, 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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2013-04-09 2013-04-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew Date: April 9, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

RSVP so that we may effectively prepare for an accurate number of volunteers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 Date: April 9, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. RSVP required by the day before the event.

Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 9, 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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2013-04-09 2013-04-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-games Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/09/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 9, 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 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EDT