NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:34 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[Voulnteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 29, 2014

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mineral Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics Date: March 29, 2014

Create colorful artwork with printed mosaics and learn about rocks, minerals, and ores. Arrange and glue chipboard mosaic squares into a Greenbelt animal or a beautiful pattern.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 29, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop Date: March 29, 2014

Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited.

Registration required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-the-bronx Date: March 29, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in the Bronx include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty players Kym Hampton and Essence Carson
  • Basketball clinic
  • Hula-hoop, double dutch and street hockey demos
  • Salsa dancing demonstration
  • Performances by St. Mary's hip hop squads
  • Guest speakers
  • Giveaways

Kids registered by 11:00 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: March 29, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. This route is easy to negotiate, although it has 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Park Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/historic-new-york-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/historic-new-york-park-slope Date: March 29, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour explore the architecture of Brooklyn's Park Slope and discover its connection to Prospect Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af3bfe6741a.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 29, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 29, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/exploring-clouds Date: March 29, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future.

On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 29, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 29, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts Date: March 29, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nocturnal-wildlife Date: March 29, 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.

Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Don't miss this rare chance to meet wildlife that only comes out at night. We will look for bats, raccoons, and maybe even owls!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 7:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 30, 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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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/birding-winter-birds Date: March 30, 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. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 9:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends Commitee Spring Planting Prep Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/friends-commitee-spring-planting-prep-volunteer-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/friends-commitee-spring-planting-prep-volunteer-day1 Date: March 30, 2014

Help prep the park for the spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean-up and planting.

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee Spring Planting Prep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-spring-planting-prep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-spring-planting-prep Date: March 30, 2014

Help prep the park for the spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean-up and planting. Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 30, 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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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Far Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: March 30, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ 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 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Corner of 63rd Street and Thursby Avenue

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5952, -73.7925 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/adaptive-table-tennis Date: March 30, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 30, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour of Quaker Flushing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/quaker-flushing-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/quaker-flushing-walking-tour Date: March 30, 2014

Well before the establishment of Willaim Penn’s Quaker refuge in Pennsylvania, Quakers had migrated from intolerant New England towns to Flushing where “freedom of conscience” was promised by the Dutch West India company. The Flushing Remonstrance was proclaimed in 1657 to oppose Governor Stuyvesant’s attempt to ban Quaker practice. This walk will visit the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, Bowne House, the sites of the Remonstrance, and George Fox’s monument. Influences of Flushing’s Quaker nurserymen will be discussed. The tour will end at Kingsland Homestead, home to the Queens Historical Society, to view the exhibit Practicing Equality, Quakers in Queens, and enjoy light refreshments.

Sponsored as a fundraiser by the Queens Historical Society; $15 member/$20 non-member, includes Queens Historical Society entrance and refreshments. Meets at the northwest corner of Main Street and 37th Ave.

Reservations required (wait list after 25 people); fee collected at tour. Email Jack Eichenbaum at jaconet@aol.com to make a reservation.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Main Street and 37th Avenue

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7616, -73.8311 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531df2d4d410e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Rose Garden: Rose Pruning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/harlem-rose-garden-rose-pruning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/harlem-rose-garden-rose-pruning-workshop Date: March 30, 2014

Please join the Harlem Rose Garden for a workshop on the care of rose bushesfertilization, pruning, pest and disease control, and maintenance.

Hosted by Aimee Kirby of the prestigious Town and Gardens Ltd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Rose Garden

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9399 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Civil War New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/civil-war-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/civil-war-new-york-fort-totten Date: March 30, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour, discover historic Fort Totten Park. Built across the East River from its counterpart, Fort Schuyler, Fort Totten was initially charged with defending the eastern approach to New York Harbor. This is a great place to learn about New York City's military history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 40.7895, -73.7821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af468bdd6c7.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: March 30, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the battles, heroes, and British Occupation of New York during the American Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Spring Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-spring-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-spring-lawn-care Date: March 30, 2014

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join Queens Botanical Garden’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration.

Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps Spring Cleaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 30, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning!

Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the Park where they learn, play, and grow.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6682, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Backyard Habitat Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop Date: March 30, 2014

Learn some easy and inexpensive ways to make your backyard more inviting to wildlife. With a little effort, your backyard, school, or other property can become a small haven for wildlife and you can enjoy watching nature.

This program is perfect for families, teachers, and nature lovers, and is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science workshop series.

This program is suitable for age 7 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 30, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 30, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 31, 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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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/strata Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 31, 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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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chair-yoga Date: March 31, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. 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: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/free-tax-preparation Date: March 31, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/monday-movement Date: March 31, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/sit-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 31, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 31, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run1 Date: March 31, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 31, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: March 31, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 31, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 1, 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: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 1, 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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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/strata Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 1, 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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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-games Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 1, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. 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) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/abs-work-out Date: April 1, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/rock-your-seat Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 1, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/meditation-class Date: April 1, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Pruning and Training Fruit Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/pruning-and-training-fruit-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/pruning-and-training-fruit-trees Date: April 1, 2014

Learn how to prune fruit trees to improve production and protect tree health. This workshop will also cover the basics of training young fruit trees.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: P.S. 443 The Family School Garden

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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.8322, -73.9175 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT
<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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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<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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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<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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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<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 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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<![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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<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:42:34 EDT