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 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:05:54 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Crescent Beach Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/its-my-park-at-crescent-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/its-my-park-at-crescent-beach-park Date: April 18, 2015

This It's My Park season join the Great Kills and Eltingville neighborhood, alongside Natural Resources Protective Association, for a beach cleanup.

Please come and volunteer to help remove washed up debris from the beach, as well as removing weeds and litter. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up the beach!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 297-4789

Location: Crescent Beach (in Crescent Beach Park)

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R135 Crescent Beach Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5356, -74.1475 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 18, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550876d7e5917.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/artscraftsgame-day Date: April 18, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring Saunter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/celebrate-spring-saunter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/celebrate-spring-saunter Date: April 18, 2015

Join the Greenbelt educators for an hour-long leisurely stroll along the Nature Center trail in search of butterflies, blossoming trees, blooming flowers, and other highlights of the season. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions. This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 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: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 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[Chenchita Community Garden Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/chenchita-community-garden-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/chenchita-community-garden-beautification-day Date: April 18, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, and in celebration of winning a Love Your Block grant, Chenchita's Garden will be hosting a beautification day. On this day, we will paint murals on La Casita, our little house in the garden where we host ongoing workshops for the community. Our partner Urban Innovations, a local Harlem group, will install a Little Free Library. We invite the community to become involved with our garden for the day and into the future.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chenchitas Community Garden

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2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7972, -73.9466 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors Date: April 18, 2015

Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll walk you through the steps of sowing, go over what healthy seedlings need to grow into mature crops, and document the process by keeping good records.

Registered GreenThumb gardens and schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive seeds and seed starting kits.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 18, 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 April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 18, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature as we walk through the park.

Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 8th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550877a536ead.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day and Arbor Day: Read, Draw, and Plant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/earth-dayarbor-day-tree-kids-reading-drawing-and-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/earth-dayarbor-day-tree-kids-reading-drawing-and-planting Date: April 18, 2015

Come celebrate the beginning of Earth Day and Arbor Day week with a tree-themed book "read aloud" and drawing event followed by a tree planting.

For children 5 and under with a parent or guardian.

This is a free event but an RSVP is requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ef6b783759.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 18, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c5149443f.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: April 18, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[11th Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/11th-sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/11th-sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 18, 2015

This annual Cherry Blossom Festival will feature entertainment and the planting of a newly donated orchard blossom tree. There will be Japanese drumming, dance, singing, and a parade.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/esl-intermediate Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Day of Celebration at the Frank White Memorial Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/day-of-celebration-at-the-frank-white-memorial-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/day-of-celebration-at-the-frank-white-memorial-garden Date: April 18, 2015

Please join the Brotherhood/Sister Sol for a day of celebration at the garden. Enjoy workshops, performances, tabling organizations, and food at this neighborhood garden in West Harlem. You can also RSVP for their Day of Action on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd at 5:30pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 961-1000

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2015

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d78241ec1.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Arches and Bridges North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-arches-and-bridges-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-arches-and-bridges-north Date: April 18, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made in our city's long history.

Enjoy the views of the iconic arches and bridges of Central Park's northern end. Let's see how many we can explore on this walking tour.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 8th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Roads & Rails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/handson-history-roads-rails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/handson-history-roads-rails Date: April 18, 2015

How did Rufus King get around? Learn about transportation in the 19th century, hear a story about the history of trains, and create your own toy horse to ride home!

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f20adc00436.jpeg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Park Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/garden-open-houe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/garden-open-houe Date: April 18, 2015

Join our community gardeners as they welcome the spring with workshops and tours of the garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 18, 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2015 Daffodil Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/2015-daffodil-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/2015-daffodil-festival Date: April 18, 2015

Celebrate the blooming of the Faber Park daffodils! Last fall, community members and volunteers planted more than 2,000 daffodils in the park.

There will be cooking and composting demonstrations, bike tours, food and entertainment, activities for children, and more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55284813a8548.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Skills Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-camping-skills-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-camping-skills-workshop Date: April 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Take a moment out of your busy schedule and relax by a campfire. Join the Rangers in this workshop that will teach you the basics on how to enjoy the good ol' outdoors. You'll learn about camping equipment you should bring with you, camping etiquette, and how to safely make a proper campfire.

Space is limited, registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 8th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Composting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-composting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/rangers-choice-composting-workshop Date: April 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Learn the various forms of composting techniques and make your own take-home worm bin. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 8th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Bird and Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-bird-and-wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-bird-and-wildflower-walk Date: April 18, 2015

Explore the ephemeral beauty of spring wildflowers at Wolfe’s Pond Park with Research Associate Ray Matarazzo, and Curator of Science, Will Lenihan. Look for trout lily, Canada mayflower, spring beauty, and migratory birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5173, -74.1905 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera Date: April 18, 2015

In advance of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (April 26), come to the Alice Austen House to make your own pinhole camera. Adults and families are welcome. Bring your pinhole camera back to the house on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day to take and develop your photo!

Advance registration is required, RSVP at (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ea11b553a8.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 18, 2015

Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus. Learn how blind runners run with a tether. Meet members of NYC Parks' Paralympic Sports Club. Meet Bill "Backward Bill" Reilly, a top marathon runner with Cerebral Palsy, and other members of the Achilles Track Club.

All ages and abilities are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 18, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/spring-sprouts Date: April 18, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 18, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/18/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-18 2015-04-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 19, 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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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[MORE Magazine/FITNESS Magazine Women's Half-Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/more-magazinefitness-magazine-womens-halfmarathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/more-magazinefitness-magazine-womens-halfmarathon Date: April 19, 2015

The 12th Annual MORE Magazine/FITNESS Magazine Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join us in Central Park on Sunday, April 19, for an unforgettable race.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d2876958cbe.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:36 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: April 19, 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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 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[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/million-treesnyc-tree-giveaway Date: April 19, 2015

GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!

Please check back later to register to reserve a tree to plant in your front or back yards, gardens or commercial property. Registration is typically available approximately two weeks prior to the giveaway. If registration is full, a limited number of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event.

NYRP’s city-wide tree giveaway program is a part of MillionTreesNYC, the initiative to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2015. It is the largest municipal giveaway in the country, and is generously supported by sponsors TD Bank and Toyota.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: A. Badillo Community Rose Garden

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8253, -73.913 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/hatha-yoga Date: April 19, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in April are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa874b9e7e.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 19, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Connect the Aquatic Dots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/family-art-project-connect-the-aquatic-dots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/family-art-project-connect-the-aquatic-dots Date: April 19, 2015

Make your own image of Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden—the site of this spring’s 50th-anniversary art installation. Then let visiting artist Melissa Brown take you through some simple steps to help connect the dots from your image to create a group animation project, on view through the month of May. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bd5721372.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: 59th St. Pond Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families Date: April 19, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around Central Park's 59th St. Pond and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.

Families only; ages 5+. Maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at Chess & Checkers House 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f9fb96dd6da.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Open House: Hands-On History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/family-open-house-handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/family-open-house-handson-history Date: April 19, 2015

Explore New York City’s oldest house with the whole family!

Drop in during this open house for hands-on learning, colonial crafts, and a scavenger hunt. We’ll learn about how 13 people lived in a one-room house over 350 years ago!

Recommended for families with children 3 and up. Adults must accompany children.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509e6d3995bc.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-fort-tryon-park Date: April 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Lt William Tighe Triangle (in Lt. Wm. Tighe Triangle)

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M180 Lt. Wm. Tighe Triangle 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8654, -73.9277 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087a1f3608f.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants and Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/plants-and-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/plants-and-pollinators Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others.

While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Spring is here and so are the blooms. This walking tour will offer a closer look at some of flora and their fauna friends that help them flourish.
Learn about the important role pollinators play in the life-cycle of plants. Let's explore the park together and observe who might be visiting the early spring blooms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087a87cc9fa.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 19, 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 April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 19, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • 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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soarin' Over Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/soarin-over-staten-island1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/soarin-over-staten-island1 Date: April 19, 2015

Half hawk watch, half kite festival, and all fun!

A windy spring weekend is the perfect time to head to the top of Freshkills Park’s North Park and look for migrant hawks returning home to NYC. Bring your own kite or make one at the park where you can take advantage of a gorgeous panoramic view to watch kites and birds soar over Staten Island.

With support from the Urban Park Rangers, Staten Island Museum, CUNY, NYS DEC, and the Staten Island MakerSpace.

All Ages. Buses will transport visitors from Wild Avenue to the event. Check freshkillspark.org for directions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.586, -74.1918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551bfa489073b.jpg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 19, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 19, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/meditation Date: April 19, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa91aab2bd.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge Date: April 19, 2015

Compete against athletes in the Bronx and elsewhere. Last Team Standing pits teams against each other in a battle for a free Recreation Center membership gift card. Each team, composed of four players, plays in a 3x3 game. The challenge begins on April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and continues April 19, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The final is April 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge is co-ed and open to non-members. Adults 18 and up only. The winning team gets free Recreation Center membership gift cards. You can join as a single player in another team, or as a team of four. To register or find out more, email Richard.Barreto@parks.nyc.gov or call him at (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Marine Park Salt Marsh (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-light-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-light-salt-marsh Date: April 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087c75937e7.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day-in-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day-in-union-square Date: April 19, 2015

Join Earth Day New York in Union Square on Sunday, April 19th. Events in Union Square include an exhibit on sharing economy, information on local businesses with green initiatives, a green travel exhibition, kids' activities and entertainment, and live music and entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 922-0048

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552fdd6e7897b.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic House Tour: Behind the Dutch Doors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/historic-house-tour-behind-the-dutch-doors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/historic-house-tour-behind-the-dutch-doors Date: April 19, 2015

Visit New York City’s oldest house and step back in time! Join the Wyckoff House Museum’s Senior Tour Docent, Lucie Chin, and learn about early Dutch colonial architecture inside the city's last remaining New Netherland structure.

Recommended for adults. Families with young children may wish to visit during the museum’s Hands-On History open house from 10:30 to noon.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509e8955ff34.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: 19th-Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: April 19, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.

The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic. and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center.

The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Reservations are not required. Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day Date: April 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 p.m.
    Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Raptor Meet and Greet 1–3 p.m.
    Get face to face with real birds of prey.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 p.m.
    Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance & Parade, 3–4 p.m.
    Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam out in an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families. Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the beaches of Orchard Beach.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087cfb5dd50.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Salamanders are important indicators to the health of the forest floor. Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087de2d0767.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Windsync]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/concert-windsync http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/concert-windsync Date: April 19, 2015

Windsync is recognized internationally for dramatic and adventurous programming in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities and schools. The young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. Absolutely irrepressible, WindSync offers a program that captures the quintet’s musicality and theatrical stage presence. A mesmerizing rendition of Ravel’s Bolero for winds and snare drum is followed by Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and The Hoedown. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c4ae567e3.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 19, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills.
Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d65981f18.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 19, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa18250cd.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Gardening Group: Seeds and Soil]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/greenbelt-gardening-group-seeds-and-soil http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/greenbelt-gardening-group-seeds-and-soil Date: April 19, 2015

Join the Greenbelt educators to discuss organic and chemical-free gardening for the Northeast. Swap tips and techniques with fellow gardeners as we explore a new topic each month through the spring season. In our first session we will talk about how to build a healthy foundation for your garden including soil structure, proper drainage and nutrient content. As a group, we will discuss ways to choose plants that work well in our Northeastern climate and plants best suited for container gardening or small spaces. We will share resources to help in purchasing GMO free/organic seeds as well as how and when to plant various fruits, vegetables and herbs. Start your own herb to take home for your outdoor or indoor garden. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Guest Lecture: Neighborhoods of Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn Date: April 19, 2015

Join us for author and professor emeritus John B. Manbeck’s lecture, Neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Professor Manbeck will share the story of Brooklyn’s transformation from agrarian outpost for New Amsterdam into the city it is today.

Lecture is followed by a Q&A with the speaker, accompanied by refreshments.

RSVP required for lecture at rsvp@wyckoffmuseum.org.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

This lecture is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities Program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509ea5c535cf.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/spring-sprouts Date: April 19, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: April 19, 2015

Join us on Level B where we'll be potting bulb planters!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 20, 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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2015-04-20 2015-04-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 20, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Sailing Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/tascas-basic-sailing-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/tascas-basic-sailing-program Date: April 20, 2015

Learn to Sail with Tasca at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sign up for this program and attend a lecture on sail theory, learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and use the wind as your engine to sail a boat. The Learn to Sail course includes classroom instruction and six on-the-water sessions. Evening and weekend sessions are available.

A cost of $300.00 is charged for the program, which includes six on-the-water sessions, books and materials, classroom instruction and a swim test. To learn to sail and enjoy this exhilarating sport, reserve your place now. Register online at www.sailtasca.org, or email us at info@sailtasca.org, or call us at (718) 699-1951.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55245b5be8c79.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 20, 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 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 20, 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 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 20, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/sit-aerobics Date: April 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: April 20, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge Date: April 20, 2015

Compete against athletes in the Bronx and elsewhere. Last Team Standing pits teams against each other in a battle for a free Recreation Center membership gift card. Each team, composed of four players, plays in a 3x3 game. The challenge begins on April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and continues April 19, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The final is April 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge is co-ed and open to non-members. Adults 18 and up only. The winning team gets free Recreation Center membership gift cards. You can join as a single player in another team, or as a team of four. To register or find out more, email Richard.Barreto@parks.nyc.gov or call him at (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 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 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 21, 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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 21, 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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2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 21, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Child Abuse Prevention Month]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month Date: April 21, 2015

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. This presentation will focus on behaviors and signs exhibited by child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

We will discuss dealing with feelings of worthlessness, raising self esteem. Ms. Aponte will talk about techniques she developed in her seventeen years as a foster parent in dealing with the challenges presented by the children and building self esteem

Ms. Aponte is an LPN and former foster parent of special needs children, recognized for her dedication to NYC children in foster care by Administration for Children's Services.

Start time: 9:00 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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 21, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 21, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 21, 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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 21, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa3412f75.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 21, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 21, 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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 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[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/abs-work-out Date: April 21, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/meditationtasha-valentin Date: April 21, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: April 21, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 21, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 21, 2015

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

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 22, 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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2015-04-22 2015-04-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 22, 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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 22, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST