NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:30:21 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 23, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: April 23, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 23, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 23, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/catch-release-fishing Date: April 23, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: April 23, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 10:00 am 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 23, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 23, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-games Date: April 23, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: April 23, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 12:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tours at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: April 23, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s spring exhibition, Drawn to Nature, which features the work of seven artists who use drawing to convey a deep connection to the natural world. In the Sunroom Project Space, Matthew Jensen’s installation showcases found objects from the east and west coasts of the Bronx. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all day.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155feb00dfab.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 23, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: April 23, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-04-23 2013-04-23 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:30:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/23/local-author-spotlight Date: April 23, 2013

Barnard psychology professor and best-selling author Alexandra Horowitz discusses her newest book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes. Charmingly adept at explaining the mysteries of human perception, she shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.” What we see, how we see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveals the startling power of human attention and what it means to be an expert observer. Registration requested.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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