NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:49:05 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: May 1, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 1, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 1, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 1, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 9:45 am 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/catch-release-fishing Date: May 1, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 1, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 1, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walk in the Park: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until June 28th]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/a-walk-in-the-park-every-monday-wednesday-and-friday-until-june-28th http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/a-walk-in-the-park-every-monday-wednesday-and-friday-until-june-28th Date: May 1, 2013

Enjoy a heart healthy 1.25 mile round trip walk along the Hangar Row Historic District from the historic airport terminal at the Ryan Visitor Center to the Ranger
Station and back. Meet at 10 am return by 11 am. No reservations required, groupsare welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5855, -73.8936 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c448cd751d.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 1, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess Date: May 1, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 1, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 1, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[School Garden Plant Start Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway Date: May 1, 2013

Grow to Learn registered school gardens only may pick up 2 flats each of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower starts.

You must RSVP for this event, as supplies are limited.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 1, 2013

Novices and masters battle for the title of park champion in fun monthly single-elimination, bracket-style ping pong tournaments. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration at 6:00 p.m. if space allows.

  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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