NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:53:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[It's My Park Day at West 181st Street Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-181st-street-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-181st-street-community-garden Date: May 18, 2014

Come out to the West 181st Street Community Garden to help with weeding, sweeping, and planting spring flowers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-3194

Location: West 181st Street Community Garden

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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Smokey Oval Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-smokey-oval-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-smokey-oval-playground Date: May 18, 2014

Please join the Green Earth Urban Gardener's Inc. Volunteers will paint, weed, and prep the park for the warmer months.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park Date: May 18, 2014

Join the Friends of Soundview Park as they break ground on the long anticipated and planned Butterfly Meditation Garden. The friends will plant, paint and beautify the garden and surrounding area near the Park house at Colgate and Lafayette.

Children and adults of all ages can partake in an beautification art photo visioning project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8194, -73.8778 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/forest-crew Date: May 18, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-games Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 18, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/smorgasburg Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/food-truck-rally Date: May 18, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 18, 2014

Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Search for signs of our native amphibians by getting up close with life on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at McDonald Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mcdonald-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mcdonald-playground Date: May 18, 2014

On May 18th join the Reach for the Stars organization in planting, mulching, and painting of McDonald Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Mobil (732)766-1767

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Asser Levy Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-asser-levy-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-asser-levy-park Date: May 18, 2014

On May 18th, join the September 11 Family Group in painting, planting and a general clean-up of Asser Levy Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8992

Location: Asser Levy Playground (in Asser Levy Park)

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B080 Asser Levy Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5752, -73.9722 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 18, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f54b3e3b7f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 18, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Experience Life as a Plant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/experience-life-as-a-plant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/experience-life-as-a-plant Date: May 18, 2014

Explore the life experience of a plant! We discuss basic botany, the science of plant life, and personal thoughts and feelings about plants. Then we will observe, contemplate, and create. Find a plant, meditate on its life and experience, and then create works of artistic expression (movement, sound, drawing, painting, poetry, prose, performance) based on our observations and imaginings. Finally, we will join in a circle again and those who choose to can share what has been created. This workshop is a celebration of human and plant life! All ages welcome.

You can come for one hour or all three. If you come for 1 or 2, please find us in the field. Materials will be provided.

Sign up online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 91st Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7928, -73.9771 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival Date: May 18, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d5bf57a9a9.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. In honor of Wildflower Week, we will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others. Hike meets at the parking lot of High Rock Park at Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 18, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. We aren't pulling your strings! Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/freshwater-fishing Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7843 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Please note: The tours of the historic World's Fair sites will be given at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours are limited to 50 people for each tour. Sign up at the Parks information kiosk near the Unisphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/waterfall-hike-light Date: May 18, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. This is a light hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: May 18, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Gulick Park for their community day event! There will be a spring cleanup, planting, a basketball clinic, face painting and activities offered by the Parks Play Unit!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. We will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others.

Register for this event for free by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park),Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845; 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 18, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 18, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Histograms, The Photographer's Secret Weapon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon Date: May 18, 2014

The histogram is the ultimate tool for taking the perfect shot. Join instructor Joel Heffner as he demonstrates why the histogram is the photographer's secret weapon. $10 suggested donation, $8 for members. RSVP at 718-816-4506x10 or info@aliceausten.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5362811325458.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dessoff Choirs in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert Date: May 18, 2014

The Dessoff Choirs, one of New York’s oldest singing ensembles, celebrates spring with a lively concert of folksongs, madrigals, and spirituals.
Drawing on the European tradition, Dessoff sings five English folksongs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who travelled the British Isles collecting these tunes, and crystallized them for all time in his lyrical style. The group celebrates America’s own musical past with arrangements of moving, powerful, and joyful African-American spirituals arranged by giants in the field, from William Dawson to Moses Hogan. To honor the rich diversity of northern Manhattan, the program also includes a group of Latin American pieces, combining exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies.
The stunning setting for this FREE concert will be Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Enter Fort Tryon Park through the Southern entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle and walk west and down hill through the Heather Garden to the Billings Lawn.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park),Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 3:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845; 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Concerts & Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks Date: May 18, 2014

To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will transport you back to the swinging sixties. Afterwards, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition originally written for the 1964 World's Fair. Fireworks will start at 8:15 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb6b03f8bd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crotona Park and Victory Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-gardens Date: May 18, 2014

The Rodeph Sholom School is coming out to Crotona Park to do a major clean-up of the area, including litter pick, raking and spreading of woodchips.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: Victory Garden (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 pm 12:00 pm 40.8396, -73.8903 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: May 19, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth. Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: May 19, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 19, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/pelham-bay-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/pelham-bay-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bronx-river-forest-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bronx-river-forest-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bronx River Forest to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Bronx River Forest Island

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 19, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 19, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 19, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/chair-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 19, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 19, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-games Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 19, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/monday-movement Date: May 19, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: May 19, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 19, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 19, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 19, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: May 19, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: May 19, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 19, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/adaptive-swim Date: May 19, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 20, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 20, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 20, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 20, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 20, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/fitness-walk Date: May 20, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 20, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 20, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:53:21 EDT