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 12:17:59 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[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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:59 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: May 18, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Yoga class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. This is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Meet at the entrance to the running track.

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: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-games Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Street Tree M12]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-street-tree-m12 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Inwood to help maintain the neighborhood's street trees with the Rose Court Tenant Association. Volunteers are needed to clean and rake debris from street tree pits and to plant annuals and perennials.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 373-5701

Location: Street Tree M12

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8645, -73.924 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Albano Park as they spruce up their lovely local park. Help clean-up and plant to make the park look great for the summer. There will be kids activities too.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Vincent F Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.742, -73.9785 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day festival at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mccarren-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Town Square Inc. at the 6th annual Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day festival. Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day brings the entire community together to celebrate and build a sustainable environment for a clean future. They will host projects, science exhibits, educational displays, enviro-friendly merchandise, health & wellness tips, kids' activities, live music & performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Vincent V Abate Playground (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7213, -73.9498 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[May Play Days at the Beach 108 Rink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/may-play-days-at-the-rink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/may-play-days-at-the-rink Date: May 18, 2013

Queens Recreation is bringing mobile units for kids to enjoy. The Skate Mobile offers lessons and activities in in-line skating. The program provides helmets and safety equipment as well as basic instruction for all ability levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On A Wing: Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/on-a-wing-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/on-a-wing-family-festival Date: May 18, 2013

Get up close and personal with birds of prey as they fly under your arms in the Tunnel of Talons. Discover more about the birds of NYC and spot them in Central Park on a guided bird walk. Learn about Monarch butterflies and make all sorts of winged beings at the craft exhibit! Activities facilitated by Talons! Birds of Prey, Urban Park Rangers and NYC Audubon Society.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-tours Date: May 18, 2013

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours throughout the day. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 18, 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 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-claremont-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join New Settlement's Bronx Helpers in a park clean-up and beautification project. Activities will include projects that promote park stewardship. Projects will include Leave No Trace principles. Planting will take place around the flagpole and spreading mulch in the tree pits.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)716-8000

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships in our spring cleaning & planting at Tappen Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 757-8851

Location: Village Hall (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6266, -74.0778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the volunteers helping prepare the garden for summer. There is cleaning to be done and children can help plant the flowers. Come along and enjoy this wonderful garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.721, -73.9919 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Peretz Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-peretz-square Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Peretz Square for their spring clean-up day, as they plant flowers for all walking Houston Street to enjoy.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-6607

Location: Peretz Square

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M123 Peretz Square 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.723, -73.9876 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at John F. Murray Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-john-f-murray-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-john-f-murray-playground Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join STOKED at John F. Murray Playground. The group will be cleaning the playground area, painting the handball court and the park benches.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 710-3600

Location: Murray Playground

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Q141 Murray Playground 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7472, -73.9488 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/forest-crew-training-session Date: May 18, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/family-nature-crafts Date: May 18, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 18, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: May 18, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Limited space available. Register by email.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

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 hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51816b3f983e4.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-washington-square-park Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, neighborhood residents will be coming out to do a spring clean and do some planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park1 Date: May 18, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Sara D. Roosevelt Park coalition members invite you to help do a clean-up and planting in the park. They are also offering a bike repair workshop. The Coalition invites you to suggest ideas about the future of the park and its use through some fun activities. Come along and get involved in your local park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Wildflower Week Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nyc-wildflower-week-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/nyc-wildflower-week-tour Date: May 18, 2013

Check out our native plants in bloom. Discover natives in the woodland and perennial gardens and the beautiful fragrance walk with Fred Gerber, QBG's Director Emeritus of Education. See the Green Roof and the native plants around our Visitor & Administration Building--LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Essential Herbs Container Workshop at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/essential-herbs-container-workshop-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/essential-herbs-container-workshop-at-wave-hill Date: May 18, 2013

You don’t need a plot of land to grow your own herbs. Fill a pot with a selection of culinary herbs for your garden, terrace or rooftop, with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Care instructions, helpful info, plants and all other materials provided.

Registration is required online, by phone, or at the Perkins Visitior Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 ext. 305

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Lecture: Highlights of the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-lecture-highlights-of-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/bronx-week-lecture-highlights-of-the-bronx Date: May 18, 2013

Join the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan as he talks about the borough’s important moments throughout its history.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 579-4239

Location: Bronx Public Library at Kingsbridge Road

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 2:30 pm 40.8632, -73.8944 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Owls and Falcons and Skunks, Oh My!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/owls-and-falcons-and-skunks-oh-my Date: May 18, 2013

Bobby and Kathy Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) bring a wonderful assortment of rescued owls, other birds of prey, and animals for visitors to meet first hand. Registration requested.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 3:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing Date: May 18, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Join West Coast Swing enthusiasts to dance from 6-9pm and get a free lesson from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Performance Dates:

  • May 18
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 31
  • September 28

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-18 2013-05-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Corseted: An Immersive Theater Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/corseted-an-immersive-theater-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/18/corseted-an-immersive-theater-experience Date: May 18, 2013

Break down museum barriers as you make Morris-Jumel your home and become part of the action in this immersive theatrical event. Talk, tweet, sit & sip tea with the 8 “Loves of Aaron Burr.” Be ready to expect the unexpected!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-05-18 2013-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51361b6b383ca.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 19, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 19, 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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2013-05-19 2013-05-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 19, 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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2013-05-19 2013-05-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 19, 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 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:00 EDT