NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 29 Mar 2015 11:08:43 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[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 15, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain.
Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degree Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/concert-ray-vega-latin-jazz-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/concert-ray-vega-latin-jazz-quintet Date: March 15, 2015

Trumpeter Ray Vega is a South Bronx native. He brings his Latin Jazz ensemble back to Wave Hill with a mix of his own works and his unique take on standard tunes.

Described by JAZZIZ Magazine as “…a dean of golden tones and elegant, melody-respecting improvisational development,” Ray Vega has performed with such legendary figures as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Lionel Hampton, and Paquito D’Rivera.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5edc718c32.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 15, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e744db5e4.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 15, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell Date: March 15, 2015

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we present Siren Baroque, an all-female ensemble performing works by all-female 17th-century composers.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 4:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 16, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 16, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 16, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 16, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 16, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 16, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/sit-aerobics Date: March 16, 2015

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: March 16, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 17, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 17, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 17, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 17, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 17, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 17, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 17, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 17, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 17, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade Date: March 17, 2015

This annual parade has been held for more than 250 years in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York. The Parade is reviewed from the steps of Saint Patrick's Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. This tradition has remained unchanged since the early days of the parade when the Archbishop of New York observed marchers from Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in historic Greenwich Village.

The parade starts at 44th street and marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up 79th Street and the Irish Historical Society, where the parade finishes around 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/abs-work-out Date: March 17, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 17, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 17, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 17, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 17, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 18, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 18, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 18, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 18, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 18, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 18, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 18, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 18, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park Date: March 18, 2015

A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants.

Supported in part by HSBC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/dancercise Date: March 18, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 18, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/recycletoart Date: March 18, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 18, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture with New York City Audubon in Conjunction with the Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/lecture-with-new-york-city-audubon-in-conjunction-with-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 18, 2015

In conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery exhbiition "Conserving Our City of Nature:The Artwork of Alan Messer." Dr. Susan B. Elbin and Debra Kriensky from NYC Audubon will host a lecture about their educational and conservation initiatives. NYC Audubon has worked for over 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitat in the five boroughs, through public outreach and advocacy, educational programming, and scientific research.

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating Blackburnian Warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay.

"Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer" presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Please note: Admission is free but space is limited. To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

NYC Audubon’s director of conservation and science, Dr. Susan Elbin is an ornithologist who has worked in the field of behavioral ecology and conservation for more than 25 years. Susan’s specialties are avian behavioral ecology and conservation of colonial waterbirds. She is co-chair of the Harbor Herons Subcommittee within the Harbor Estuary Program and is president of the Waterbird Society. Susan is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where she teaches courses in ornithology and migration ecology.

Debra Kriensky is a conservation biologist at NYC Audubon. She began there as an intern studying horseshoe crab and shorebird populations in Jamaica Bay while pursuing her Master’s degree in conservation biology at Columbia University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6d85d54b4.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: March 18, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture #3 With Ed Bowen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/horticultural-lecture-3ed-bowen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/horticultural-lecture-3ed-bowen Date: March 18, 2015

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world.

Horticulturist Ed Bowen takes a plant-centric look at ornamentals, examining past use, and offering suggestions and strategies for ensuring their continued viability and relevance.

Described by garden writer Tovah Martin as “the seminal plant nerd,” Bowen explores the intersection of plants and commerce, including how nursery production practices affect garden center offerings, and vice versa. He founded and owns Opus Plants, a deliberately small nursery in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where he propagates plants.

This is the last of Wave Hill’s 2015 Horticultural Lectures.

Reservations are recommended online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling (718) 549-3200 x216.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: New York Public Library SIBL Business Library

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7479, -73.9829 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ecd3010e0.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: March 18, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 19, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 19, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 19, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 19, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 19, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 19, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-19 2015-03-19 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 19, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-19 2015-03-19 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 19, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 19, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 19, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-19 2015-03-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 19, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 19, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/learn-to-draw Date: March 19, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY presents Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: March 19, 2015

Chelsea Recreation Center is hosting Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY. The 6-session course includes choleserol screenings, two nutrition planning sessions, stress identification and management, and two exercise planning sessions. All participants will receive education packets. The curriculum will be preented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professinals, and credentialed yoga instructors experienced at working with cardiac patients. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

This program is made possible in part by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Recretion Center Members: Please register at the front desk at Chelsea Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Magnificent Marble Mausoleums of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/magnificent-marble-mausoleums-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/19/magnificent-marble-mausoleums-of-the-bronx Date: March 19, 2015

During the Gilded Age, many builders of country estates in the newly established borough of the Bronx commissioned permanent homes in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 with the “largest and finest collection of funeral art in the nation”, Woodlawn boasts mausoleums by renowned architects, stained glass by Tiffany and La Farge, and spectacular vaulted ceilings by Rafael Guastavino. Susan Olsen is the Director of Historical Services for the 400-acre cemetery, which was established in 1863.

Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-19 2015-03-19 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 20, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 20, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 20, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 20, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 20, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 20, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/tai-chiadults Date: March 20, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 20, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: March 20, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Art, Culture & Fun: Print & Stamp Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-culture-fun-print-stamp-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-culture-fun-print-stamp-workshop Date: March 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for Friday April 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a DIY print and stamp workshop with the Art Students League’s Sonomi Kobayashi. Using overlooked, everyday objects such as wine corks, paper clips, buttons, rubber bands, foot care cushions (bunion and corn cushions), and bottle caps you will create print blocks and stamps to make multilayered prints and patterns that can be used to enhance journal covers, stationery, fabrics, accessories, and anything else you can think of.

Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York based artist, from Japan. She studied painting, sculpture and printmaking at the Art Students League of New York from which she received a studio certificate in painting. She now works out of her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York and exhibits frequently in the United States, Japan, and Europe. She received the Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, VT, Vytlacil Campas, Sparkill, NY, and Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre, Sainte Colombe, France. Her work expresses the relationships between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. Viewers often find universality in her paintings which depict the shapes and symbols found in nature.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d8f6c6ce733.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 20, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: March 20, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/seasonal-crafts Date: March 20, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 20, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Arise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise Date: March 20, 2015

Join us for a local Staten Island screening of the award-winning film, Arise.

Learn the stories of extraordinary women around the world who are working to heal the injustices against the earth. This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

There will be a free shuttle bus from the Staten Island ferry terminal to take you to the CSI campus; stay tuned for details. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 6:00 pm 40.6043, -74.1485 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54db9a4f556bb.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class Date: March 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 21, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks 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 at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 21, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 21, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 21, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba Date: March 21, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 21, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 21, 2015

You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops for youth gardeners.

Pre-registration has closed, please register at the event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/birding-eagles Date: March 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Witness the majesty of the American Bald Eagle as it soars over the Hudson River. Cold days are the best time to find these majestic birds, but as spring begins we may get lucky with a sighting.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089c1a36e4e.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring with a Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park Date: March 21, 2015

Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk at Conference House Park. Explore the park's unique bluebelt and beach areas through a guided tour with the director of Conference House Park.

Learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Afterwards families are invited to stay for the associated DEP Water Conservation Workshop program (Please see same day listing for more information).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8a1270ea7d.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 21, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced Date: March 21, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints Date: March 21, 2015

Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower.

Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates, and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e5dfa477b.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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