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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:42:02 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[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 3, 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/2013/05/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 3, 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/2013/05/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-games Date: May 3, 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/2013/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 3, 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/2013/05/03/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 3, 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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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 3, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 3, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength. Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: May 3, 2013

Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks (unless otherwise noted).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 26 (in Schmul Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 3, 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[Spring Fling in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/spring-fling-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/spring-fling-in-bryant-park Date: May 3, 2013

What’s better than a spring day with beautiful music in the middle of Midtown? Come see a dozen of the country’s most incredible gifted teen violinists from two renowned violin programs, Peabody Pre-Conservatory in Baltimore and Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, join forces to knock it out of the park playing popular opera favorites and tuneful works by Gershwin, Kreisler, Sarasate, and Sousa. Directed by Rebecca Henry and Elizabeth Faidley.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/natures-helpers Date: May 3, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 3, 2013

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

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 3, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go Date: May 3, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 3, 2013

The contemporary folk sound of Hawthorne is back by popular Demand. Explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to City Island. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the number 6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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