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, 28 Jul 2014 12:36:30 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 1, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 1, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 1, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 1, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 2, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 2, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/strata Date: April 2, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 2, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 2, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 2, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 2, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/sit-aerobics Date: April 2, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 2, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 2, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-games Date: April 2, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 2, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 2, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 2, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks."

The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 2, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Field of Greens: Grow a Spring Salad!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad Date: April 2, 2014

Looking for something quick and easy to plant that you can harvest early in the spring? Growing a bed of baby greens is just that! Come join us at the Grow to Learn Demonstration Garden as we learn how to prepare plant, maintain, and harvest a bed of baby greens.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive seeds to plant their baby greens! First come, first served, while supplies last.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 2, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: April 2, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and the Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 2, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 3, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 3, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/strata Date: April 3, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 3, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 3, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 3, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 3, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 3, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-games Date: April 3, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 3, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 3, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/chair-yoga Date: April 3, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/conversational-english Date: April 3, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 3, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 3, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 3, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more.

The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/rock-your-seat Date: April 3, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 3, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City!

Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City's green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk.

Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 3:15 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Corner of West 149th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd

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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 3:15 pm 5:00 pm 40.8254, -73.9401 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Cemeteries and Stewardship: Reclaim, Restore and Maintain - Abandoned Cemeteries in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/urban-cemeteries-and-stewardship-reclaim-restore-and-maintain-abandoned-cemeteries-in-staten-island3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/urban-cemeteries-and-stewardship-reclaim-restore-and-maintain-abandoned-cemeteries-in-staten-island3 Date: April 3, 2014

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. under the guidance of its executive director, Lynn Rogers, has restored eleven abandoned cemeteries. The cemeteries date from the year 1630 and include a Native American Lenape burial ground. Once dreaded blights, these sites have been converted into welcoming landscapes with unique historical and educational value. In this lecture, Ms. Rogers will explore the gras-roots efforts that led to their recovery.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5331cc6eb8589.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 3, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 4, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 4, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 4, 2014

A beginner-level class 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 classes. 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 Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/strata Date: April 4, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 4, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 4, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 4, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/sit-aerobics Date: April 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 4, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-games Date: April 4, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 4, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-fitness Date: April 4, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 4, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 4, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 4, 2014

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. Events subject to change.

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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours Date: April 4, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 4, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 4, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 4, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom - Cleopatra's Needle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle Date: April 4, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/seasonal-crafts Date: April 4, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 4, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics Date: April 4, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/first-friday-music-trolley Date: April 4, 2014

Back by popular demand: folk trio Hawthorne featuring Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, and Karna Ray.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island. Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments.

Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 4, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bird-walk Date: April 5, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 5, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 5, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 5, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: April 5, 2014

Enjoy a display of stunning orchids (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), along with children's activities (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), garden tour (1:00 p.m.), and live musical performance (2:30 p.m.). Plus enjoy tea and a sampling of Taiwanese treats, while supplies last. Presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Visit again on Sunday for Queens Botanical Garden's plant and orchid sale!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531a025b36e4b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/esl-class Date: April 5, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 5, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Art & Scrap Booking with Princess for a Life Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/sand-art-scrap-booking-with-princess-for-a-life-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/sand-art-scrap-booking-with-princess-for-a-life-time Date: April 5, 2014

Participants will make a sand art bottle as well as get to create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 5, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day: Volunteer to Plant Flax at Lefferts Historic House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/flax-plating-at-lefferts-historic-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/flax-plating-at-lefferts-historic-house Date: April 5, 2014

Celebrate opening day with the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House. Help plant the first crop of the season, and have some spring fun spreading flax seed, watering the garden, or challenging friends and family to historic hoop games. While you're there, make a fun Lefferts button to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273e10bca37.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day: Pop-Up Audubon Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 5, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a new season of Pop-Up Audubon, the popular environmental education program that takes place throughout the Park, now in its second year.
2:00 p.m.: Nature on the Go!
A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Join Pop-Up Audubon to learn more about creatures, fungus and decomposition. Learn how to create your own compost bin.
3:00 p.m.: Nature's Helpers
Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Families are invited to take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
4:00 p.m.: Family Bird Watching
Ever tried bird watching? Join a naturalist and learn how to observe and identify some of the 200 species of bird that pass through Prospect Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273e10bca37.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Opening Day Volunteer Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/prospect-park-alliance-opening-day-volunteer-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/prospect-park-alliance-opening-day-volunteer-event Date: April 5, 2014

Spring cleaning happens everywhere, including Prospect Park! Join the Prospect Park Alliance and other volunteers to rake leaves, edge pathways, and remove litter from natural areas.

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273e10bca37.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/volunteer-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/volunteer-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: April 5, 2014

Spring is here....it really is. Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and the Marcus Garvey Park Gardener on Saturday March 29th 10 am - 1pm for our first monthly volunteer day of the season. Gardening skills not required. Meet in front of Pelham Fritz Recreation Center on Mount Morris Park West. Email mgpalliancesecretary@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/opening-day-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/opening-day-programming Date: April 5, 2014

Join Brooklyn Little Leaguers as they parade through Park Slope and throw the ceremonial first pitch of the season at the Bandshell.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273e10bca37.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 5, 2014

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and garden staff. In addition to the shearing, visitors can take tours of the garden, learn what is so special about heaths and heathers, hear Scottish bagpipes, and join a Skraptacular children’s workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53221c909e47d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water Conservation and Hydrant Permits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits Date: April 5, 2014

GreenThumb staff will cover simple techniques that can save you water, as well as time, in your gardens. Your garden plants will also be able to stay healthy and strong through the hotter parts of the growing season. All registered GreenThumb gardens are granted special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. New gardens are strongly encouraged to attend and also learn about the steps to get a hydrant permit.

Please RSVP here

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6832, -73.9772 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 Date: April 5, 2014

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. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 5, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: April 5, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 5, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/highland-park-community-garden-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/highland-park-community-garden-opening-day Date: April 5, 2014

Grow your own plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables and be part of a wonderful community of gardeners in your neighborhood.

New gardeners welcome! Become a member, no gardening experience necessary.*

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 5, 2014

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.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 5, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-games Date: April 5, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 5, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/pure-meditation Date: April 5, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration Date: April 5, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 5, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[House Opening at The Conference House!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house Date: April 5, 2014

The Conference House Association invites you and your friends and family to join us as we celebrate the spring season with the opening of the historic Conference House! A free shuttle bus will be available for pick up at the Tottenville train station located at Arthur Kill Road and Bentley Street in Staten Island. Pickup times: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Last drop - off will be at 2 p.m.

Prices include: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, children under 5 and members are free! Gift shop items will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will also be provided to enjoy in the Visitor's Center.

Tours start at 11:30 and run about 30 - 45 minutes.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:30 am 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c288787f4f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 5, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 5, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT