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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:55:21 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[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 17, 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/2013/05/17/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 17, 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[Spring Planting in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/spring-planting-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/spring-planting-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2013

Come out and enjoy the good weather. We have all the tools and plants needed to beautify Westerleigh Park. Sponsored by Goldman Sachs.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/yoga-in-the-orangerie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/yoga-in-the-orangerie Date: May 17, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-17 2013-05-17 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 17, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/catch-release-fishing Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunting for Vintage Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/hunting-for-vintage-treasures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/hunting-for-vintage-treasures Date: May 17, 2013

Our spring Member Morning is a guide to vintage clothing and accessories—where to find these gems from the past and which items to pick up and which to leave. Former intern Sarah Pickman, an administrator in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give an overview of everything you need to know to search for wearable treasures, as well as a handy pocket reference guide for future hunting. Plus coffee and pastries. Registration requested.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-17 2013-05-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-chess Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 17, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 17, 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 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-games Date: May 17, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 17, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 17, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 17, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516342ad0457c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/17/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 17, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![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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R045 Schmul Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.592, -74.1901 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-17 2013-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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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2013-05-17 2013-05-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT
<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:55:22 EDT