NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:05:15 GMT <![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/hatha-yoga Date: March 22, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in March are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ead97cbbb.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 22, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Fundamentals of Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/fundamentals-of-photography-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/fundamentals-of-photography-workshop Date: March 22, 2015

Learn digital photography and leave with some great photos!

This workshop will cover shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and the basic technical aspects of taking better photos. Individualized instruction will be given during an in-class shooting assignment following the presentation.

Instructor: Robert Catalano, Gateway Photographers of Staten Island. RSVP at (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88ddbd3fd2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/meditation Date: March 22, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ec1d7f5e9.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 22, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 22, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 22, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Enjoy transversing the trails of Prospect Park as you learn more about the work of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who considered this park to be their highest achievement and perfect park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089da67a72c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 22, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e769d6d7d.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 22, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. 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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: March 22, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden on Level B where they will be making a fashionable bracelet using materials that come from plants!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Fur, Feathers, and Fingernails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails Date: March 22, 2015

Looking up close, we discover that there is so much more to nature than first meets the eye.

Take a closer look at specimens of birds, reptiles, and mammals to compare how they are different and yet surprisingly the same. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk through the early spring forest to collect samples of things that strike our fancy and warrant further investigation up close.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-4050

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 22, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: The World of Tomorrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow Date: March 22, 2015

The World of Tomorrow is a feature documentary that looks at the great 1939 New York World’s Fair. Five years in the making, this critically acclaimed film uses home movies, newsreels, industrial and promotional films, cartoons, still photographs and other vintage graphics to study the Art Deco extravaganaza that was the World’s Fair.

Since the whole Fair offered a look at Tomorrow and then documented that effort on film, The World of Tomorrow also offers a look back into the future.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19d13e6a5a.jpg Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 23, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 23, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 23, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 23, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 23, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 23, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics Date: March 23, 2015

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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 24, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 24, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 24, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 24, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 24, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: March 24, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Black and White Nature Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins Date: March 24, 2015

Photography’s origins began in black and white, with shades of gray.

With photographer Benjamin Swett, explore composition, light, and subject matter through this lens, and experiment with transforming digital color images back to black and white.

This six-session workshop continues March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Registration is required online at www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5edfad06ca.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 24, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 24, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out Date: March 24, 2015

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: March 24, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills.
Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. 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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d65981f18.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 24, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 24, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 24, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water-Wise Gardening and Hydrants 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/greenthumb-workshop-waterwise-gardening-and-hydrants-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/greenthumb-workshop-waterwise-gardening-and-hydrants-101 Date: March 24, 2015

Come to this spring workshop to pick up essential tools for accessing water from the hydrant. GreenThumb gardens are given special permission from the Dept. of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. GreenThumb staff will go over permit procedures and any other questions you may have about the process. For groups who have already registered with DEP and obtained their permit for the season, you can bring a copy of it to have laminated for the garden.

*Please bring ID to enter the building.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 24, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 25, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 25, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 25, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 25, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 25, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 25, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 25, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise Date: March 25, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 25, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart Date: March 25, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: March 25, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 25, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change-predictions-and-responses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change-predictions-and-responses Date: March 25, 2015

Join NYC Parks for a popular science talk and book signing by atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel.

Native New Yorker Adam Sobel is an expert on extreme weather and climate change. A professor in Columbia University’s Engineering School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, he is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and he is the recipient of several awards in his field. His critically acclaimed book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, published in October 2014 by HarperCollins, has just received the 2014 Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Award in the popular category.

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1338

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum Date: March 25, 2015

Please join NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, the Harlem River Working Group and The High Bridge Coalition at these community forums to review plans for celebrating the bridge’s reopening, and consider how your group could enhance those plans.

Partner with us to make The High Bridge’s reopening a monumental event and ensure that The High Bridge is celebrated and sustained for future generations!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550b11475df55.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: March 25, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 26, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 26, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 26, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 26, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 26, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 26, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: March 26, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 26, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 26, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 26, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 26, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/carousel-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/carousel-opening-weekend Date: March 26, 2015

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 26, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/learn-to-draw Date: March 26, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY presents Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: March 26, 2015

Chelsea Recreation Center is hosting Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY. The 6-session course includes choleserol screenings, two nutrition planning sessions, stress identification and management, and two exercise planning sessions. All participants will receive education packets. The curriculum will be preented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professinals, and credentialed yoga instructors experienced at working with cardiac patients. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

This program is made possible in part by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Recretion Center Members: Please register at the front desk at Chelsea Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Screening: Feminist Stories with Jennifer Lee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/screening-feminist-stories-with-jennifer-lee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/screening-feminist-stories-with-jennifer-lee Date: March 26, 2015

Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation is a one-hour film about the women's liberation movement covering the years 1963-1970.

Join filmmaker Jennifer Lee and the Alice Austen House for a Q&A and discussion afterwards.

Please RSVP at (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88e4e1e440.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 27, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 27, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 27, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-27 2015-03-27 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 27, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-27 2015-03-27 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 27, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 27, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-27 2015-03-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Women Greening the Globe Symposium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/women-greening-the-globe-symposium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/women-greening-the-globe-symposium Date: March 27, 2015

Women Greening the Globe is a symposium and series of events, including a musical performance of African-inspired rhythms by acclaimed singer, Kaissa, to celebrate women's inspiring environmental advocacy and accomplishments in creating sustainable communities.

Our diverse group of speakers and workshop facilitators will motivate local residents, emerging leaders, and the next generation of environmentalists. The symposium will focus on various themes including: environmental health, conservation, the green economy and green careers, sustainable agriculture and food access, environmental education, community engagement and adovcacy, clean water, urban park revitalization, and environmental justice.

The symposium and related follow-up field sessions in the Greenbelt's forests and natural areas will emphasize our shared humanity and global responsibility for the health of our planet.

The Greenbelt Conservancy appreciates your interest in presenting a compelling talk or workshop at the Women Greening the Globe Symposium.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2015-03-27 2015-03-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6043, -74.1485 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54fefbf1f37d3.jpg Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/tai-chiadults Date: March 27, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 27, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: March 27, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: March 27, 2015

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills and stairs.
Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. 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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d78241ec1.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: March 27, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: March 27, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 27, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/seasonal-crafts Date: March 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 27, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: March 27, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: March 27, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 28, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 28, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 28, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-class Date: March 28, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: March 28, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 28, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: March 28, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: March 28, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 28, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 28, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 28, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions in March are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ea7409d8b.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-advanced Date: March 28, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST