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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:01 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[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 25, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments and directing runners with challenges. There are multiple locations and start times. To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 7:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 26, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 26, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 26, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[High Rock Challenge 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 Date: April 26, 2014

The High Rock Challenge Adventure Race is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly. Two-member teams must run together at all times and compete in mystery events, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K (and no longer than 13-K) course. Mystery events are cleverly designed and encourage teamwork as well as mental and physical acumen. Events are not revealed until race day when you’re on the course. Proceeds from the High Rock Challenge help support Greenbelt trail maintenance and environmental education programs.

Start time: 8:00 a.m. staggered start; various start times will be assigned when you register.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Greenbelt

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<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.
But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.
This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.
Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.
Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:
  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Register online, registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class Date: April 26, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms Date: April 26, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Family Day: Gardening at Surfside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party Date: April 26, 2014

Come celebrate spring at 1st Annual Coney Island Family Day.

Join the Surfside Community Garden in celebrating Coney Island Family Day's block party with the start of its planting season. Stop by!

The block party will be held on West 29th Street between Surfside and Mermaid Avenues. Enjoy music, food, contests and more fun for the whole family! Participants in the block party’s contests will be entered to win donated prizes from Applebee’s, the Brooklyn Cyclones and other businesses.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: Surfside Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.573, -73.9947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join Boy Scout Troop 754 as they clean, paint and spruce up the park on It's My Park Day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 238-3761

Location: Garden at Kissena Corridor Park

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7524, -73.7922 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join the Friends of Queens Way as they clean up Forest Park.

They will be picking up trash and removing overgrown weeds. With your help, we can sustain an inviting and a beautiful park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: April 26, 2014

Please join GreenThumb to get your vegetable transplants at our annual giveaway, plus free tips on square foot gardening.

Starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 Date: April 26, 2014

Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year!
All cleanup volunteers are eligible to win two free concert tickets to see world famous musician, Jack Johnson, perform at Jones Beach Theatre on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.
To be eligible, you must register in advance for the cleanup and check in at our registration desk the day of the cleanup. Click here to register.
The ticket winner will be announced on our Facebook page, so please "Like Us" on Facebook!
Volunteer Information:
10 AM - 12 Noon: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge ecology walk with Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, NY.
12 Noon: Check-in for Community Cleanup of Sunset Cove & American Park. All volunteers are required to sign volunteer waivers.
12:15 PM: Dan Mundy Sr. and Dan Mundy Jr. of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and Elizabeth Stoehr of the American Littoral Society present a short talk about the Marsh Restoration Initiative.
12:30 PM – 3 PM: Cleanup begins. Bring gloves, water, insect repellant, sunscreen and wear appropriate shoes. Long pants recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5965, -73.8208 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 26, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2014

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance 's Natural Areas Team invites you for a free day of birdwatching and fun! We'll explore our wetlands and woodlands in search of resident and migratory birds. There will also be bird-themed arts & crafts and lemonade and light refreshments. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided.
This event is suitable for children ages 7-14 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. To register, email Christopher.Girgenti@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 860-1899.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339d22f91883.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake Date: April 26, 2014

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: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 26, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

Children’s Garden Manager Lauren Gill demonstrates sustainable methods to create an edible mini garden for your backyard, deck, or window box. Learn how to grow fresh, delicious food at home in a way that is easily integrated into a busy schedule.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 26, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 26, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species.

Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Please RSVP by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 26, 2014

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: April 26, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 26, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 26, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.7935, -73.9367 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Fest at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm Date: April 26, 2014

Kick off the start of Battery Urban Farm’s season and celebrate Earth Day at Earth Fest! The Battery Conservancy will hold Earth Fest on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly, fun event will offer activities for all ages including arts and crafts, fresh food tastings, farm tours, and live music. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic, but lunch will also be available for purchase from Gogo Grill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 26, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games Date: April 26, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[World Tai Chi Day at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us kick off Bryant Park's Tai Chi season with free classes and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday. Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7941, -73.9361 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On this long distance vigorous hike, explore the city’s rich history and fantastic views along the Hudson River.

Registration required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 16th

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 40.705, -74.0137 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation Date: April 26, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 26, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Fitness for the Mind and Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 26, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[St. George Day: Earth Day & Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival Date: April 26, 2014

This annual spring festival celebrates Earth Day, the arts, community, and, most importantly, dragons. This rain or shine event will have giant puppets, a kid zone, music and dance, storytellings, and a dragon feast food zone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6374, -74.0764 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 26, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Regional Chili Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff Date: April 26, 2014

Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only chili cook-off within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society!

This family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Speed, Strength, and Agility Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:30 pm 12:45 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 26, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:45 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Peas & Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening1 Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Peas & Love" will begin at Children's Magical Garden and march north. They will visit about 14 gardens on their route. Simultaneously a poetry tour of gardens will be happening and add to the general merriment.

Peas & Love Route

1. Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk and Stanton Streets

2. Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton Street, Between Clinton Street and Attorney Street

3. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

4. Peachtree Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

5. Kenkeleba House Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues B and C

6. Hope Garden, 2nd Street, between Avenues A and B

7. Miracle Garden, 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B

8. Los Amigos, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

9. Brisas Del Caribe, 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C

10. Generation X, 4th Street, between Avenues A and B

11. Secret Garden, 4th Street, at Avenue C

12. All People’s Garden, 3rd st, between Avenues C and D

13. Orchard Alley, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th Street between Avenues C and D

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Childrens Magical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7207, -73.9862 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:02 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lungs-east-village-garden-tour-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

"Flower Power" will begin at Dias Y Flores on East 13th Street, between Avenues A and B. They will visit the 17 gardens on their route as they amble south from 13th Street to 4th Street.

Flower Power Route

1. Dias y Flores, 13th Street, between Avenues A and B

2. El Sol Brillante, 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

3. El Sol Brillante JR., 12th Street, between Avenues A and B

4. Children’s Garden, 12th Street and Avenue B

5. Campos Gardens, 12th Street, between Avenues B and C

6. 11BC Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

7. Toyota Children’s Garden, 11th Street, between Avenues B and C

8. 9C Garden, 9th Street and Avenue C

9. La Plaza Cultural de Armando Parez, 9th Street and Avenue C

10. DeColores Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues B and C

11. Earth People Garden, 8th Street, between Aves B and C

12. Fireman’s Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

13.Green Oasis and Gilbert's Sculpture Garden, 8th Street, between Avenues C and D

14. Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 7th Street, between Avenues C and D

15. Creative Little Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues A and B

16. 6BC Botanical Garden, 6th Street, between Avenues B and C

17. 5th Street Slope Garden, 5th Street, West of Avenue C.

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dias Y Flores

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7291, -73.9799 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Salad Daze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/lung-loisada-united-neighborhood-gardens-east-village-spring-awakening Date: April 26, 2014

It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens.

Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we parade from garden to garden.

Bring your music and dance, your smiles and kids, and wear your costumes as we snake Pied-Piper style through Loisaida.

Three groups, Flower Power, Peas & Love and Salad Daze, will begin in their respective gardens and parade through the neighborhood visiting each garden, and will then converge at El Jardin del Paraiso on East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D at 3 p.m. for continuing music and frivolity.

Salad Daze will begin at LaGuardia Corner Gardens at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. The The Salad Daze posse will be on bikes!

Salad Daze Route

1. LaGuardia Corner Gardens, LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker Street and Houston Street

2. Albert’s Garden, 2nd Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue

3. Liz Christy Garden, Houston Street, between Bowery and Stanton Street

4.. M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Rivington Street, between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street

5. First Street Green, First Street and 2nd Avenue

The parade will end at El Jardin del Paraiso at 4th Street, between Avenues C and D.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by - Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-opening-receptiondanile-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Join us at the opening reception of Daniel Hauben's Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks.

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks. His new exhibit includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations, such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

This exhibition is part of the Bronx Centennial Celebration

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/house-tours Date: April 26, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 26, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Speed, Strength, and Agility Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills1 Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:15 pm 1:30 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-yoga Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Build a Three-Bin Compost System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/how-to-build-a-3bin-compost-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/how-to-build-a-3bin-compost-system Date: April 26, 2014

Learn the basics of composting garden and food waste to make the soil in your garden burst with healthy fruits and vegetables, and join us as we begin construction of a three-bin compost system.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Abraham Lincoln High School Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.5833, -73.9686 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 26, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the park where they learn, play, and grow.

This event is full.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: An Introduction to Copyright Protection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arts-culture-fun-what-you-dont-know-can-hurt-you-an-intro-to-royalties-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

An Introduction to Royalties Workshop led by Roger Meltzer, Founder, CEO, and Director of A&R at Capsicum Records.

As Director of Artists and Repertoire, Meltzer is responsible for obtaining copyright protection for all original repertoire, or mechanical recording license rights to all previously published repertoire, as well as securing performance rights licensing royalties for airplay and live performances.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: April 26, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Low Impact Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-low-impact-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-low-impact-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Talking about History - Rufus King's Reading in London: Using the History of Rome to Understand the French Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/talking-about-history Date: April 26, 2014

From 1799-1803, when Rufus King was serving as Minister to Great Britain, he read Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and recorded excerpts from this book and others in two notebooks, known as commonplace books. On first glance these excerpts, or commonplaces, seem random, but every commonplace book has an individualized organization behind it.

In this lecture, David J. Gary, Yale University, shows how an examination of these notebooks allows us to understand King’s fears, anxieties, and challenges as he looked at the world as a statesman and diplomat of the new and weak American nation. Why did King select the material in these commonplace books?
How did he read Gibbon’s masterpiece? Why did he make such an effort to read this book during his busy diplomatic tour? Learn how King’s commonplace books reflect his desire to understand the quickly changing social, political, and cultural landscape wrought by the French Revolution.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 27, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 27, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 27, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 27, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 27, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with the Fort Tryon Park Friends Committee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/celebrate-earth-day-with-the-fort-tryon-park-friends-committee Date: April 27, 2014

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park for spring and summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in the park clean up, painting, and planting.
Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c7221e7192.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 Date: April 27, 2014

Come celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

We will provide pinhole cameras, paper, and the opportunity to use our darkroom to develop your pinhole exposure.

First Exposure free; $5.00 per additional exposures. Darkroom appointments required on the half hour from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535941b6642db.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 27, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-games Date: April 27, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 27, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/smorgasburg Date: April 27, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park Date: April 27, 2014

Spring migration is here! The Staten Island Museum, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Freshkills Park team are joining together to host a day of watching raptors at the top of Freshkills Park's north hill. With a 140ft elevation overlooking the beautiful wetlands of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge; this is the perfect spot to catch birds of prey returning to New York after the cold winter. Binoculars and site guides will be available, feel free to bring your own as well as cameras, bug spray, water, and snacks to enjoy the park. This event is open to all ages to learn a bit more about the beautiful birds calling the sky over Staten Island home.

Shuttles will bring you to the top of the north hill from Wild Avenue in the Travis neighborhood. The shuttle departs from 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley and just off of Victory Blvd. and the West Shore Expwy. The s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd, and is a short two block walk away from the meeting location.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318a226124bc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/saltwater-fishing Date: April 27, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 40.5977, -73.7848 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The 21st Annual Earthfest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/the-21st-annual-earthfest-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

The day's festivities will kick off with morning volunteer projects (10:00 a.m.) such as planting, weeding, and mulching or shoreline clean-up, followed by an afternoon filled with environmental exhibits by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, and the Norwalk Aquarium, informational displays, nature walks, children’s activities, entertainment by Rick Adams and his performance of Reds Recycle –O-Rama and much more. For more information or to register to volunteer call the Pelham Bay Park Administrators Office, at (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/fort-tryon-earth-day-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet Theatre, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c7a1256d6.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/earth-day-programming Date: April 27, 2014

Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Have fun cleaning up the lakeshore, learning about birds of prey, and making your own instrument using recycled materials. The day is topped off with an exciting performance and parade by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532740328a410.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 27, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 27, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 27, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Duke Ellington's 115th Birthday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/duke-ellingtons-115th-birthday-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/duke-ellingtons-115th-birthday-celebration Date: April 27, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, led by Mercedes Ellington—the granddaughter of the late, great jazz pianist composer and orchestra leader, "Duke" Edward Kennedy Ellington (1899-1974)—will present a concert marking wha would have been his 115th birthday on April 29.

Enjoy music from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy and The Youth Workshop Band. Also performing are singers Antoinette Montague and Tony Ponella, tap master Tony Waag of the American Tap Dance Foundation, and swing dancers Christina Isaksen and Andrew Willens. The program will conclude with a finale by the Manhattan School of Music's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Bobby Sanabria.

Start time: 12:45 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Duke Ellington Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:45 pm 3:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9493 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-queens Date: April 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Corner of Utopia Pkwy & Union Tpke

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7259, -73.7917 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/house-tours Date: April 27, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration Date: April 27, 2014

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. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 27, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: April 27, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.


Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebe8cf9639d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 27, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EDT