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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:33:35 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[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: May 17, 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/2013/05/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 17, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-piano Date: May 17, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/natures-helpers Date: May 17, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 17, 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/2013/05/17/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 17, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Experience Life As A Plant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/experience-life-as-a-plant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/experience-life-as-a-plant Date: May 17, 2013

How does it feel to be a plant? Join us as we explore the lives of plants, pollinators, and soil organisms in Riverside Park, a wonderful ecosystem along the Hudson River. We will commune with our living, breathing, flowering friends through movement, drawing and poetry. All ages welcome.

Please register below.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garden Peoples Garden (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7923, -73.9779 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/nature-on-the-go Date: May 17, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Club: The Tale of Despereaux]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux Date: May 17, 2013

The story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread. Reading, discussion and arts activity relating to the story.

Parents and kids welcome together.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bdbeaedb4a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: May 17, 2013

Dance artist Naomi Goldberg Haas choreographs dynamic concert dances with diverse communities. Her performing group, Dances for a Variable Population, aims to erase the border between dancer and non-dancer, returning dance to its initial wellspring: joy.

Working with both older adults and professional dancers, Naomi’s highly designed classes emphasize the value of cross-training between health/fitness and the expressive language of dance.

Performances, community collaborative programs, and an ongoing program of classes in Manhattan are available for the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Simpson & Sauternes: Lyra Consort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/simpson-sauternes-lyra-consort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/simpson-sauternes-lyra-consort Date: May 17, 2013

Vita Wallace, Beverly Au, and Lisa Terry perform selections from Christopher Simpson's Little Consorts and other 17th century English chamber music on violin and lyra viol while you sip Sauternes, a sweet French wine popular in early America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Wreck It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph Date: May 17, 2013

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Wreck It Ralph! Popcorn and ices will be served.

Movie description: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 7:30 pm 40.6835, -73.8082 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187d205d7d84.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: Miguel Frasconi Glass Instrument Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert Date: May 17, 2013

Join us for our spring season of Light & Sound Concerts, the innovative classical concert series produced by Julianne Klopotic.

Miguel Frasconi uses electronics and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed, and otherwise coaxed into vibration. Miguel has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including Alonzo King and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin. He was a founding member of The Glass Orchestra, the internationally renowned new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments. Frasconi is a member of Ne(x)tworks, one of NYC’s leading new music ensemble, and teaches at Bard College where he directs the Bard Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).
Performance Dates:
  • Friday, May 17 @ 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 @ 3 pm
  • Community/Family Concert: Sunday May 19 @ 2 pm
Community/Family Concerts are 40 minutes

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 8:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51548d27cddea.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: May 18, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bird-walks Date: May 18, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 18, 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[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 18, 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[It's My Park Day at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day6 Date: May 18, 2013

As part of it's My Park Day celebration, members will help to beautify the center and surrounding park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.846, -73.941 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 18, 2013

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as they set out to beautify and improve Fort Tryon Park. The project will involve gardening, landscaping, renovating, and making general improvements to Fort Tryon Park. PIP is a collaborative effort with NYC Parks, corporate and community volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children and families. NYJL volunteers can fulfill membership responsibilities by spending a day in the park.

Children age 13 or older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have permission slips signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission slips are available onsite.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and boxed lunch. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.

To register, visit the New York Junior League website. Make Sure to register below as well.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: May 18, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-leif-ericson-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Brooklyn Bones for a general clean-up of Leif Ericson Park and community gardening througout the interior. This service project will be coupled with fun activity for the entire family. Any experience level is welcome. Volunteers should bring work gloves, bottled water and wear appropriate attire.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway Interior Garden (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.63, -74.0106 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Alley Pond Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 Date: May 18, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot near the Challenge Course). Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7408, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Marine Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 Date: May 18, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at Gerritsen Avenue & Channel Avenue. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5951, -73.9276 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Pelham Bay Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-18-june-8-aug-24 Date: May 18, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the North side of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 18, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bloom and Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bloom-and-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bloom-and-bugs Date: May 18, 2013

We will walk through the three-year old Brooklyn Bridge Park’s native plant gardens, where much has been built into the relatively small space of Pier One: freshwater pools, woodland, prairie, and salt marsh habitat. On the lookout for spring blooms, we will also keep an eye open for the insects and birds that have found this rich mixture of habitats a welcoming place, and discuss the interrelationships of plants, pollinators, and ecosystems.

Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sutton Place Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sutton-place-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sutton-place-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Sutton Area Community organization and local residents for a clean-up of the park and some planting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Sutton Place and East 57th Street (in Sutton Place Park)

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M108R Sutton Place Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7554, -73.962 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cooper Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-cooper-triangle Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come along and help the Friends of Cooper Triangle plant flowers and tidy up this well used square for the summer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Cooper Triangle

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M016 Cooper Triangle 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7288, -73.9908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at West 132nd Street Block Association]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-132nd-street-block-association http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-132nd-street-block-association Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the West 132nd Street Block Association as they conduct a general clean-up and plant flowers at the West 132nd Street Community Garden. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 281-3431

Location: 132 St Block Association Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8123, -73.9432 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-the-adam-clayton-powell-jr-blvd-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-the-adam-clayton-powell-jr-blvd-malls Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls to help clean, rake out and plant flowers in the malls along ACP Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 427-3644

Location: West 152nd Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8257, -73.936 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 406-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Frederick Johnson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-frederick-johnson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-frederick-johnson-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Fred Johnson Park Association to help clean, rake out and plant flowers at the front entrance of Fred Johnson Park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0230

Location: West 150th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8248, -73.9367 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: May 18, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-isham-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-isham-park1 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come help the Volunteers of Isham Park clear debris left by Hurricane Sandy and plant various flowers under the park's famous ginkgo tree. For more information about Volunteers for Isham Park, visit our blog below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 673-8960

Location: Broadway and Isham Street (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8682, -73.9197 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-convent-garden Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Convent Garden Community Association to help clean, rake, weed, and plant annuals and perennials throughout the garden. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 368-6655

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8283, -73.9427 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Col. Charles Young Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-col-charles-young-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-col-charles-young-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day join the Frederick Douglass Academy as they conduct a cleanup around the athletic fields and playground at Colonel Charles Young. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 431-7035

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8193, -73.9357 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Queens Village Veterans Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-queens-village-veterans-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-queens-village-veterans-plaza Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join Assemblywoman Barbara Clark's office for a beautification of CB 12 and 13.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 479-2333

Location: Queens Village Veterans Plaza

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Q047 Queens Village Veterans Plaza 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.718, -73.7359 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at the West 132nd Street Block Association]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-132nd-street-block-association http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-the-west-132nd-street-block-association Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the West 132nd Street Block Association as they conduct a general cleanup and plant flowers at the West 132nd Street Community Garden. Please bring your own gloves if you are able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 281-3431

Location: 132 St Block Association Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8123, -73.9432 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/parent-and-me-yoga Date: May 18, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-central-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle will be weeding and planting annuals in the tree pits adjacent to Frederick Douglass Circle. The groups will also be organizing arts and educational events for that day. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 280-7800

Location: Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8005, -73.9581 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day5 Date: May 18, 2013

Asser Levy Recreation Center invites you to come and take ownership of your park. Come and help us beautify the facility.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 18, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hollis Playground (JHS 192)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-hollis-playground-jhs-192 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-hollis-playground-jhs-192 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Hollis Playground for a clean-up. Volunteers will be painting, raking leaves and removing litter from the playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 670-0364

Location: Hollis Playground

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Q405 Hollis Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7065, -73.7531 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Friends of the Queens Way for a clean-up of Forest Park. They will be cleaning, removing litter and raking leaves near the track on Myrtle Avenue.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 829-4379

Location: Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8551 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: May 18, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Riverside Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-riverside-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-riverside-oval Date: May 18, 2013

Come out to the Riverside Oval to prepare the space for the summer months. Come help with raking, litter pick-up, spreading of woodchips and planting.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 301-1120

Location: Riverside Oval Greenstreet

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.8344, -73.9477 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 18, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/catch-release-fishing Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 18, 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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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 18, 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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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 18, 2013

Since 2002, GreenThumb has contracted with Kingsboro Psychiatric Hospital's Urban Oasis program to grow out vegetable starts for distribution to community gardens. This program is a horticultural therapy project that grows tasty vegetables while supporting the growth and well being of its clients. Thanks to this partnership, GreenThumb is able to distribute organic, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) plants in unique varieties unavailable in your local nursery. Come tour the facility, including a commercial greenhouse and urban agriculture site. Learn about the Urban Oasis program and meet the growers. After the tour, hundreds of tasty vegetable plants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available on-site.

Supplies: Plant Starts (Veggies & Herbs)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Brooklyn Kingsboro Psychiatric Hospital's Urban Oasis

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6562, -73.9374 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Home School History Day 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/home-school-history-day-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/home-school-history-day-2013 Date: May 18, 2013

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum for Home School History Day on Saturday May 18th, 2013. Museum grounds open at 10:00 a.m. with hands-on activities and history presentations continuing through 4:00 p.m. In keeping with the period of importance for Van Cortlandt House Museum, the day’s activities will focus on the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Living historians and Revolutionary War re-enactors will bring to life aspects of the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras such as the life of a soldier in General Washington’s army, life in camp, 18th century cooking, Colonial medicine, as well as other themes. You will be able to participate in the day by joining General Washington’s Army, volunteering to be a small pox victim, and learning the finer points of 18th century tavern games among other activities. Meet and chat with General George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Participants are welcome to come in 18th century-style attire.

Please join us even if you aren't a home schooling family. For more information, please contact: Laura Carpenter Myers, Director of Van Cortlandt House Museum (primary) or Michael J. Grillo, Museum Educator at 718-543-3344 or via e-mail to: info@vchm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134fcb1aeb3f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Parks Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-parks-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-parks-day Date: May 18, 2013

Join the Greenbelt staff and help us remove invasive plants and plant trees in High Rock Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It’s My Park Day, volunteers are needed for cleanup and tree care projects. Fitness and sports programs will follow volunteer activities at this waterfront park. Urban Park Rangers will lead Hawk Watch, a birding activity. City Parks Foundation’s Puppet Mobile will present “Little Red’s Hood”, a modern adaptation of Red Riding Hood, followed by a puppet-making workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 660-1997

Location: Lafayette & Morrison Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8201, -73.8724 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 18, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Juniper Valley Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 18, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7215, -73.8765 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park as they remove invasive plants and plant native plants on the John Muir Trail.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crotona Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-malls Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Community Board #6 Parks Committee and volunteers as they clean and beautify the Crotona Malls from East 175th St and Crotona Pkwy to East 178th St including the Happy Land Memorial.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 579-6990

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Church

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8409, -73.8853 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Glenwood Road Greenstreet Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-glenwood-road-greentstreet-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-glenwood-road-greentstreet-malls Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be cleaning up the Glenwood Mall Greenstreet and surrounding area. Volunteers will also be weeding and planting the garden beds. Volunteers should RSVP, wear appropriate attire, and bring work gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 661-7100

Location: Glenwood Mall Greenstreet

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6324, -73.9623 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park! Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day3 Date: May 18, 2013

Take this opportunity to care for your Park and give back to this very special part of Brooklyn! On It’s My Park! Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort.

All groups must pre-register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165e0bbb287f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-union-square-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Union Square Partnership for opportunities to help clean-up the park, plant flowers and participate in other activities. There will be family activities including kids yoga, face painting and a kids planting activity.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1204

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Randall Avenue Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-randall-avenue-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-randall-avenue-community-garden Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Randall Ave Community Gardeners as they clean up, paint and plant in their garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 271-9396

Location: Randall Avenue Community Garden

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8172, -73.8617 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Ewen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-ewen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-ewen-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Community Board 8 and volunteers as they help beautify Ewen Park. The volunteers will spread mulch, pick up debris, rake and plant shrubs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 884-3959

Location: Northern Entrance

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8832, -73.9104 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Mosholu Gully]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mosholu-gully http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mosholu-gully Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Bedford Mosholu Community Association to help clean up, plant flowers and paint the guard rails in the Mosholu Parkway Gully.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: Mosholu Parkway and Webster Avenue

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8686, -73.8814 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Knox-Gates Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-knoxgates-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-knoxgates-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Omega Phi Beta as they clean the playground and paint the park benches and fences.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: W. Moshulu Parkway North & Gates Place (in Mosholu Parkway)

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X033 Mosholu Parkway 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.882, -73.8848 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Celebrate Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-celebrate-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-celebrate-kaiser-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Kaiser Park and our local high schools as they take care of Kaiser Park and its waters. Local high schools students will perform a beach clean-up. PS188 will provide fun math workshops. We invite new friends to help clean up and beautify the park so that the waters remain clean. Volunteers will also be treated to a robotics showcase.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 873-9261

Location: Kaiser Park Parkhouse

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5785, -73.9954 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m07-west-88th-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m07-west-88th-street-trees Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the West 88th Street Tree Project to help clean, weed, and plant annuals in the tree pits along West 88th Street. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0230

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.9708 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Catherine Turner Richardson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-catherine-turner-richardson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-catherine-turner-richardson-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Douglaston Garden Club and PSPTA 98 Students. They will be painting benches, weeding, mulching, planting, picking up litter and raking leaves. Activity: Senior Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 482-5234

Location: Catharine Turner Richardson Park

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Q059 Catharine Turner Richardson Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7683, -73.7472 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Queensbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-queensbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-queensbridge-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out and join the Friends of Queensbridge Park Committee. They will be painting, raking leaves and removing debri from the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 786-0807

Location: 41st Avenue Entrance (in Queensbridge Park)

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7565, -73.9473 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-fort-washington-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Rocky Run Volunteers as they distribute fresh wood chips, and clean out old wood chips and debris from the dog run. Volunteers will also be planting and weeding in the garden surrounding the run.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 706-1147

Location: West 165th Street and Riverside Drive

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.841, -73.9446 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-columbus-park-m03 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-columbus-park-m03 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, VNSNY Timebank will lead volunteers in a spring planting activity. Other volunteers will help clean-up the park and plant flowers to create a colorful summer at lovely Columbus Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Worth Street & Baxter Street (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7144, -74.0004 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at DeWitt Clinton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-dewitt-clinton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-dewitt-clinton-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day come join the DeWitt Clinton Volunteer Gardeners Project to plant annuals and weed the southside gardens. Children must be supervised by an adult. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 734-9058

Location: DeWitt Clinton Park at 52nd Street

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7671, -73.9937 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Donnellan Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-donnellan-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-donnellan-square Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day please join the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization conduct a general clean-up, plant annuals and perennials, and paint benches in Donnellan Square. They invite everyone who has an interest in gardening or helping to improve neighborhood green spaces. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 939-9201

Location: Donnellan Square

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M023 Donnellan Square 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.827, -73.9427 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-isham-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Bruce's Garden to help the Isham Park Restoration Program, Inc. paint the gazebo in the garden, plant various perennials and some annuals and do some general clean-up of the area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 834-4814

Location: Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8695, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of J. Hood Wright Park and Community Connections Time Bank participants to weed, plants flowers and clean J. Hood Wright Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-9721

Location: W. 174th Street Entrance (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8461, -73.9404 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Odyssey House as they plant flowers and conduct a general clean-up of the park. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0230

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Montefiore Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-montefiore-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-montefiore-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association will be planting annuals and conducting a general cleanup of the park. All are encouraged to attend. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 370-7382

Location: Montefiore Park (in Montefiore Square)

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M055 Montefiore Square 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8216, -73.9536 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sherman Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sherman-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sherman-creek-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out and help out with a general clean-up of the park including picking up litter, weeding, spreading of mulch and planting annuals and perennials.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s My Park Day, High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-high-rock-park Date: May 18, 2013

Help staff removing invasive plants and planting trees in the park.

All events are listed on our website below. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult.
Gloves and Tools are provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518be80cc67c1.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park & Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park-community-garden Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Kissena Corridor Park and Community Garden for a clean-up. The volunteers will be cleaning, raking leaves, removing litter and mulching.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Rachel Carson Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7497, -73.8226 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-at-cunningham-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Cunningham Park for a tree give-away and a general clean-up of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 554-8720

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Kids Fest 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/spring-kids-fest-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/spring-kids-fest-2013 Date: May 18, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents Spring Kids Fest 2013, a day of free outdoor fun for children taking place on May 18 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. This family event provides live entertainment, games and activities, snacks and treats, plus face painting, arts and crafts and so much more! Bring the kids to this FREE, family-favorite event!

Spring Kids Fest 2013 takes place at Madison Square Park, rain or shine, at 23rd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenues. This free event is presented by World Class Learning Academy, an international school for children ages 2-11, and Time Out Kids and sponsored by New York Life, Appleseeds, UrbanSitter, Clif Kid, 10 Madison Square West, Hill Country Chicken, Karma Kids Yoga, Rubin Museum of Art, The Museum of Mathematics, Taro’s Origami, Free Arts NYC, Museum of Moving Image, Disney/Pixar, DiMenna Children’s History Museum, The Treats Truck, Nestle Pure Life, Pop Chips and Pirate’s Booty.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park),Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument (in Madison Square Park),Southern End (in Madison Square Park),Western end of the park (in Madison Square Park),Northern End of Madison Square Park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988; 40.7426, -73.9877; 40.741, -73.9883; 40.742, -73.9888; 40.7425, -73.9873 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-first-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers from First Street Block Association and neighborhood residents will be busy cleaning, weeding and planting to help keep this park looking good and ensure a show of summer flowers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: 1st Entrance (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7237, -73.9894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Corlears Cares and neighborhood friends for a day of planting flowers, tending garden beds, and cleaning up the playground. Please bring gloves if you are able.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 648-0525

Location: 16th St. Entrance (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7414, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Make a Splash Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/make-a-splash-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/make-a-splash-tour Date: May 18, 2013

The Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66, is an initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation that brings USA Olympians to NYC Parks recreation centers. Swim champions like Cullen Jones and Jimmy Feigen will teach Learn to Swim participants for one day only.

Olympian Cullen Jones will be at St. Mary's Recreation Center in the Bronx. Jimmy Feigen will be at St. John's Recreation Center in Brooklyn. There will also be an event at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center in Queens.

Recreation Center members only may visit the centers to meet the Olympians. Swim lessons are not open for registration and are for children enrolled in the Learn to Swim program.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,St. Johns Recreation Center

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X045, Q448 St. Mary's Park, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147; 40.6881, -73.7701; 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51895804f0e1d.bmp Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: May 18, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/chess-clinic Date: May 18, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 18, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 18, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 18, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 548-0912

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 40.8201, -73.8706 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nature-exploration-hike-the-north-woods-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nature-exploration-hike-the-north-woods-moderate Date: May 18, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This is a moderate level event. 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:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshwater-fishing Date: May 18, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Tanahey Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride Date: May 18, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tanahey Playground

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M206 Tanahey Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7102, -73.9952 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Botanical Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/botanical-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/botanical-watercolors Date: May 18, 2013

Using the inspiration of the Greenbelt during the growing season, participants will learn how to use the watercolor medium to create an accurate, life-like illustration of woodland wildflowers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-chess Date: May 18, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 18, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Great GoogaMooga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/great-googamooga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/great-googamooga Date: May 18, 2013

At Great GoogaMooga you will eat and drink from New York’s top restaurants and leading wineries and breweries. You’ll listen to top musical acts. You’ll dine, dance and drink with your friends at imaginatively themed parties and events. You’ll connect with a community that understands that the best things in life aren’t things at all—they’re experiences like this.

Presented by the folks who bring you Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and other major festivals—and served up with Brooklyn “indie” spirit—Great GoogaMooga is a celebration of all that’s good to eat, drink, experience and share here in America’s food capital.

For a complete listing of events and ticket information, please visit the Great GoogaMooga page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 18, 2013

Bring a bike, a child and helmet for this free fun event. Show your child aged 5 years or older how to ride a two wheeler using the "balance first," method. Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Tanahey Playground

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M206 Tanahey Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7102, -73.9952 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 18, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:36 EDT