NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:41:20 GMT <![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 8, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 8, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn: Project Learning Garden Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/grow-to-learn-project-learning-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/grow-to-learn-project-learning-garden-workshop Date: May 8, 2015

Are you a school gardener looking for more resources on how to use your garden space as a teaching resource for your classroom or your cafeteria? Come to this workshop hosted by the Captain Planet Foundation and get curricular resources from the Edible SchoolYard and Captain Planet, get to know the essentials of seasonal gardening with Grow to Learn, and practice some planting, cooking, and other garden based lessons outside in the demonstration garden! As an added bonus, you will get the chance to meet other like minded garden educators from around the city.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 216

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5903, -73.9698 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 8, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 8, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: May 8, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 8, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 8, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 8, 2015

Find unique handmade gifts for Mom. Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more, all by local artists, artisans, and craftsmen.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 8, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/tai-chiadults Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[National Public Gardens Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/national-public-gardens-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/national-public-gardens-day Date: May 8, 2015

Celebrate green spaces in the Bronx with free tours of the mansion and garden. See the two recently installed Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935) bronze peacock sculptures overlooking the formal garden

Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

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 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 8, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 8, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 8, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 8, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 8, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 Date: May 8, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 8, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/wheelchair-softball Date: May 8, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Ostraka with special guest Molly Quinn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ostraka-with-special-guest-molly-quinn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ostraka-with-special-guest-molly-quinn Date: May 8, 2015

Ostraka features viol player Josh Lee and lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, with special guest soprano Molly Quinn. The program includes works music for voice, viol, and lutes by Rameau, Guedron, Lully, Marais & Boismortier.

Discounted tickets for students are available at http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/.

Presented in partnership with Five Boroughs Music Festival

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551844580d2e7.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 8, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/movie-night-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/movie-night-big-hero-6 Date: May 8, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Big Hero 6. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6673, -73.8074 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/annual-bronx-zoo-birdathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/annual-bronx-zoo-birdathon Date: May 9, 2015

Celebrate spring migration!

The second annual bird-watching event is open to birders of all skill levels. Participants will receive a checklist of the bird species found in and around the zoo. Zoo staff will guide birders to areas of the zoo where they will most likely observe wild birds.

The event includes early access to the zoo and all-day admission, exclusive activities and talks with bird experts, bird shows, and prizes.

The birdathon kicks off the new “JetBlue Presents Birds in Flight", three weekends of live, free-flight, exotic bird shows on May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Bronx Zoo's website.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 7:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 9, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 9, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-class Date: May 9, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 9, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 9, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 9, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: May 9, 2015

The second week of May is the peak of the spring song bird migration and offers the opportunity to see and/or hear thirty or more species.

Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.

Mike was featured in the NYTimes Magazine for his insight into NYC wildlife.

Photography by Beth Bergman

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543af4f20a0a.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:11 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 9, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 9, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Day at W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/milliontreesnyc-planting-day-at-wt-davis-wildlife-refuge Date: May 9, 2015

Planting trees is the first step to a healthy urban forest! Eight years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative 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.

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 invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge with us!

Registration for this event is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W.T. Davis Wildlife Refuge at Park Drive North (in Richmond Parkway )

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R065 Richmond Parkway 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5964, -74.1683 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5515ab8b53aee.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join NYC Parks alongside Natural Resources Protective Association, as we plant native beach grasses on the berms along the beach. We look forward to a great planting day at Conference House Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Bottom of Rockaway Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.4991, -74.2387 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season K9 Korral Inc. Dog Run and Eagle Scout Troop 45 of Woodside will volunteer with the Forest Park Trust to help clean, rake leaves, weed, and remove debris in Forest Park. Volunteers will also paint benches, sports equipment and trash pails. Please email bats503@aol.com to register for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 217-8896

Location: Dog Run (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 am 40.6966, -73.8601 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the waterfront at Powell's Cove Park. Bring the family and help us pluck out all the debris that's stuck in the wetlands! Please bring a non-perishable food item to support St. Fidelis Food Pantry. Our event is also part of the Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Hudson Riverkeeper and including 90+ cleanups in NYC and northern counties. Please email kathryncervino@gmail.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Powell's Cove Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: Dirt path (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7881, -73.8322 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-randalls-island-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Randall's Island Park Alliance as they help clean up the shoreline! Volunteers will work in three wetlands to remove debris as part of a larger, citywide effort to remove trash from New York City's waterways. E-mail jesse.gubert@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 9, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 9, 2015

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 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 9, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 9, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks' gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-clove-lakes-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Island Trails to help clean along the 5K trail in Clove Lakes Park. Volunteers will help to spread woodchips along the trail. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather, including closed shoes or sneakers, and it is recommended to bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a light snack. Please email the contact above to notify them of your participation for the project. We look forward to sprucing up the 5K trail in Clove Lakes Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 710-8349

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Donnellan Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-donnellan-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-donnellan-square Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization to conduct a general cleanup in Donnellan Square.

Please bring your own gloves, if possible.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 939-9201

Location: Donnellan Square

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M023 Donnellan Square 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.827, -73.9427 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to help clean, rake, weed, paint and generally spruce up MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. We'll also be planting near the entrance gardens at Macdonald Park starting at 10AM. Please dress appropriately for projects. Please email info@QueensBLVD.org to register for the cleanup. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up MacDonald Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 558-3802

Location: MacDonald Park Entrance (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7222, -73.8475 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: May 9, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with The Volunteers for Springfield Park, Kiwanis Club of Jamaica, local students, and the Key Club from Francis Lewis High School to cleanup leaves, rake wood chips, maintain garden beds, and paint benches at Springfield Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 527-3678

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6597, -73.7634 Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Street Trees on 33rd Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-on-33rd-st http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-on-33rd-st Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park Season come love your trees! Join the tree stewards of the 1 Tree/1 Steward of 18 Trees Kips Bay Neighborhood Association for its first It's My Park project as the group brings some TLC (Tender Loving Care) to its 18 beloved street trees. Members will start at E 33rd Street and 2nd Ave and work their way down to E 30th Street. You can join in by tiding up the tree pits and median by removing liter/debris and sweeping.

Clean up will be rescheduled if it rains. Contact the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association if you want to volunteer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 461-8898

Location: E 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.744, -73.9762 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 9, 2015

Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

No pre-registration necessary. One site pick-up only. In partnership with GrowNYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Community Farm: Open Bin NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/red-hook-community-farm-open-bin-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/red-hook-community-farm-open-bin-nyc Date: May 9, 2015

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden at Red Hook Community Farm and enjoy the day by building a windrow, sifting compost, applying compost to street trees and learning about community greening initiatives from GreenBridge, Added Value, and Green City Force.

Interested in building a windrow? We will start promptly at 10:30am and will be working until 1pm. If you are not available for the entire duration, we ask that you help us to apply compost to the street trees around the farm.

Open Bin NYC is a citywide celebration of waste prevention and community greening. Community Compost sites citywide are offering tours, festive activities, and a chance to network with your neighbors. Come take a look, lend a hand, and learn more about the benefits of composting! To view a comprehensive map of all Open Bin events please visit OpenBinNYC

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Community Farm

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6721, -74.0094 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 9, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring Date: May 9, 2015

Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturday morning sessions and is suitable for ages 5 to 7 yrs old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 9, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 9, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour Date: May 9, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.

For adults and teenagers, only 10 people per tour. Reservations required, contact (718)789-2822 x304.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Food & Farms Trolley Tour: The Bronx Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-food-farms-trolley-tour-the-bronx-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-food-farms-trolley-tour-the-bronx-blooms Date: May 9, 2015

Kick off the growing season by sowing seeds in a community garden.

We’ll visit Melrose New Generation Garden for a demonstration on square foot gardening. Lunch will be served at the Gardens of Life and Eden, two gardens that share the same block on Weeks Avenue. We’ll end our day at Roberto Clemente Community Garden, where we will help the gardeners plant their first veggie transplants of the season. The tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom.

To reserve your seat, please call (718) 817-8026 or e-mail bronxgreenup@nybg.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx History Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-history-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-history-bike-tour Date: May 9, 2015

Join Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and the Bronx Historical Society for a free, guided Bronx History Bike Tour.

Join the ride from Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the northeast corner of Pelham Bay Park to the Museum of Bronx History in the Valentine-Varian House, stopping at points of interest on the way there and back. The total ride will be approximately 15 miles. Registration requested, 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sachets and Floral Fantasies for Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasies-for-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasies-for-mom Date: May 9, 2015

Listen to stories about animals and their mothers. Then honor Mom with a unique card that you decorate with plant rubbings, ribbon borders, pop-up elements and special poems. Make a fragrant sachet gift filled with lavender, tied with ribbons and bows and adorned with handmade, paper beads.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e6e7e5bb9d.jpg Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-advanced Date: May 9, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride Date: May 9, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Almeda Playground

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7947 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 9, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Crispus Attucks Playground

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B102 Crispus Attucks Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6816, -73.9592 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride-for-kids1 Date: May 9, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8486, -73.821 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 9, 2015

NYC Parks staff will teach your child how to safely ride a bicycle. Bring helmets, kneepads, and a bike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 65th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Almeda Playground)

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5933, -73.7943 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/tai-chi-chuan Date: May 9, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e6dacf00be.jpg Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 9, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 9, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: May 9, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 9, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 9, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 9, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders.

Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sol Bloom Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-sol-bloom-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-sol-bloom-playground Date: May 9, 2015

This 2015 It's My Park season, volunteer with the P.S. 84 PTA family as they help enrich the shared experiences at our NYC playgrounds! Volunteers will help ensure the safety and cleanliness of our playgrounds. Join the PTA and volunteer as part of a larger, citywide effort to help bring educational programs and family-oriented fitness activities to our smaller NYC parks and playgrounds. Get involved - all are welcome! Email tinastege@gmail.com to RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Sol Bloom Playground

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M244 Sol Bloom Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7897, -73.9688 Fri, 08 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 9, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Greene Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-thomas-greene-playground Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Greene Park to help clean and mulch our planted beds. There will be snacks and lemonade for the community!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-5332

Location: Park Entrance on Douglas Street (in Thomas Greene Playground)

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B145 Thomas Greene Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6805, -73.9852 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wakefield Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-wakefiled-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/its-my-park-at-wakefiled-playground Date: May 9, 2015

This It's My Park season, come join volunteers as they plant and pick up litter at Wakefield Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4667

Location: Wakefield Playground

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X188 Wakefield Playground 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.9018, -73.8546 Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 9, 2015

Find unique handmade gifts for Mom. Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more, all by local artists, artisans, and craftsmen.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day in the Shop: Swan & Stone Millinery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/mothers-day-in-the-shop-swan-stone-millinery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/mothers-day-in-the-shop-swan-stone-millinery Date: May 9, 2015

Browse for the perfect gift for Mom and meet special in-store vendor Swan & Stone Millinery. Farmer and felter Sam Stone and designer and milliner Nora Swan create hats, fascinators and other whimsical wearables using antique hat forms, vintage trims and feathers from the farm and beyond. And, of course, these unique pieces are all created using wool raised on their Vermont farm, local alpaca, mohair and other natural fibers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e6f5bd795f.jpg Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alfred E. Smith Mother's Day Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/alfred-e-smith-mothers-day-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/alfred-e-smith-mothers-day-fair Date: May 9, 2015

Join us in celebrating all mothers! Bring the whole family for this health and wellness fair. Moms will be pampered with free manicures, acupressure, makeovers, origami, jewelry-making, music and food! Take photos together in our free photo booth.

All are welcome and we hope you stop by!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 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 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Outdoor Digital Scavenger Hunt and Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-outdoor-digital-scavenger-hunt-and-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/family-outdoor-digital-scavenger-hunt-and-open-house Date: May 9, 2015

St. Mary's Recreation Center is hosting a fun day of outdoor family adventure with our annual Family Outdoor Digital Scavenger Hunt and Open House. There will be free Shape Up classes and free nutrition help and taste testing led by City Harvest Cooking Matters volunteers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/esl-intermediate Date: May 9, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 9, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 9, 2015

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents.

Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5547cf5e20d84.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 9, 2015

Celebrate history and preservation in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at quarter past the hour. View our spring exhibition, Accomplished Women: Schoolgirl Art from Female Academies in the Early Nineteenth Century

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885.1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 01 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 9, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 9, 2015

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 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[UnCommon Pages Tour and Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/uncommon-pages-tour-and-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/uncommon-pages-tour-and-workshop Date: May 9, 2015

Join us for an adventure in “green” bookmaking! Spend the afternoon exploring Freshkills Park and joining in a workshop with artist and instructor Susan Mills in conjunction with the ongoing project UnCommon Pages. You’ll learn about bookmaking, habitat restoration, and recycling in its purest form.

The Freshkills Park site is in a continual phase change from landfill to park, a conceptual and physical reclamation. In July 2014, Susan and workshop participants harvested the invasive plant species Phragmites (also known as the common reed) on site at the park, then Susan undertook the labor-intensive process of transforming this raw material into paper sheets. Over a series of workshops like this one, these sheets are being bound as the cover stock for 2,000 passport-sized Field Notebooks.

This program is presented in partnership with the Center for Book Arts. Space is limited, please register at the link below.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5537f33f93f19.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 9, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's theme is Wishing On Stars: dance and sing to your favorite Disney & Broadway tunes.

The Wishing On Stars Duo (Mandy & Rob) brings the magic and excitement of music to children of all ages! Their whimsical, fun performance will have you on your feet- dancing and singing along. They encourage singing, dancing, whistling, humming, clapping and “boop de boop”ing! Princes and Princesses, Kings and Queens, Goblins (nice ones of course) and Fairies are all welcome. It’s certain to be a magical afternoon!

Coming up:

  • June 13 - Funkytown Playground: jump & jam with shakers, tambourines, bubbles, & more
  • July 11 - Music with Patrick: rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute
  • August 8 - Sammie & Tudie: a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550074da0926b.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fairytale Mothers Day Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/fairytale-mothers-day-cards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/fairytale-mothers-day-cards Date: May 9, 2015

Make your favorite mom a beautiful fairy tale Mothers Day card, with artist Donna Miskend. Donna Miskend is the curator of Master Story Tellers, which is on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center, and will use the illustrations as inspiration for the art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/09/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit Date: May 9, 2015

Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-05-09 2015-05-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6402, -74.1353 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad1bcd21e2.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT