NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:59:15 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 25, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rufus King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-at-rufus-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-at-rufus-king-park Date: May 25, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Centro Hispano for a clean-up of Rufus King Park. Volunteers can assist with raking leaves, picking up debris and removing litter from the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 298-5083

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: May 25, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 25, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/catch-release-fishing Date: May 25, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 25, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 25, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride Date: May 25, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Admiral Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 25, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe. Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Admiral Park

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Q338 Admiral Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.771, -73.7379 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/weekend-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/weekend-warriors Date: May 25, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season. This year, we will also be helping restore the walkway between the Greenbelt Recreation Center and Greenbelt Nature Center. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: May 25, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Remsen Family Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-at-remsen-family-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-at-remsen-family-cemetery Date: May 25, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Forest Hills Civic Association as they do Spring cleaning at the Remsen Cemetery. They will be weeding, mulching, raking and planting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 314-3857

Location: Remsen Family Cemetery

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Q480 Remsen Family Cemetery 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7125, -73.8585 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[St. John the Baptist Community Garden Memorial Weekend Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/st-john-the-baptist-community-garden-memorial-weekend-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/st-john-the-baptist-community-garden-memorial-weekend-celebration Date: May 25, 2013

Please join St. John the Baptist Community Garden for their summer feast and flea market bazaar. This is the first event of 2013 and will kick off another great summer season. Please show your support in memory of the awesome legacy of Rev. Molley Golden.

  • 10:00 a.m. - noon: Free food for the community
  • noon - dusk: Flea market bazaar

* Please contact the email below for details on tabling at this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John The Baptist Community Garden

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6963, -73.9347 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: May 25, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 25, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 25, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 25, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Midland Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 25, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5749, -74.0986 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-chess Date: May 25, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 25, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 25, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: May 25, 2013

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

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-games Date: May 25, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 25, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/its-my-park-day-east-river-park Date: May 25, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the East River Park Track Club in a spring spruce up at East River Park. Project will include weeding, mulching and debris removal for all ages and abilities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park Track House (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7213, -73.9744 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 25, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 25, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[GIA's 9th Annual Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/gias-9th-annual-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/gias-9th-annual-family-festival Date: May 25, 2013

Where can you jive to live music, blow gigantic bubbles, laugh with crazy clowns, and literally tumble across the New York New Jersey harbor? At the Governors Island Alliance's 9th Annual Family Festival, of course. A celebration of the summer season on Governors Island, GIA's Family Festival is a free and creative arts and harbor education-focused jamboree.

Last year GIA's Family Festival drew more than 5,000 visitors from all over the tri-state region, all of whom enjoyed entertaining shows by The Maybelles, Astrograss for Kids, and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater among others, and partook in the fun and imaginative activities hosted by a variety of local arts and educational organizations. Join GIA this year as we again jam-pack opening day with exciting arts & crafts activities, invigorating music and theatrical performances, and innovative educational games about the diverse ecology as well as the rich history of the New York New Jersey harbor.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nolan Park

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6897, -74.0136 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/forest-crew-training-session Date: May 25, 2013

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

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus Date: May 25, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/archery Date: May 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience and a great way to build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/build-a-birdfeeder Date: May 25, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: May 25, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 25, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Presentation: Reptiles & Amphibians of the Lower Hudson Valley at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/live-presentation-reptiles-amphibians-of-the-lower-hudson-valley-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/live-presentation-reptiles-amphibians-of-the-lower-hudson-valley-at-wave-hill Date: May 25, 2013

Did you know that a variety of snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders reside in Riverdale? Learn about the life cycles, diets, habitats and incredible adaptations of these secretive animals, with an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet some live reptiles and amphibians that you might see at Wave Hill if you knew where to look.

Ages 6 and up welcome with an adult. Registration recommended.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 2:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516f069e03ffb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition Date: May 25, 2013

Please join us at the Dome to view the proposals and cast your vote for the Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition! The barriers will be placed along Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Street to protect bicyclists and pedestrians. Volunteers will help paint designs on the barriers later this summer.

For more information, please visit our website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5832, -73.8154 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 25, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-05-25 2013-05-25 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Ecology Cruise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/sunset-ecology-cruise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/sunset-ecology-cruise Date: May 25, 2013

Join us aboard the "Golden Sunshine" for our annual cruise along the backwaters of Jamaica Bay. See nesting egrets, herons, ibis, peregrine falcon and osprey.
The cruise includes a 3-hour narrated tour plus wine & cheese, fruit and snacks. Call or email to make a reservation.
Leaders: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe. This is a partnership program with Gateway NRA,NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Pier 4 (in Sheepshead Bay Piers)

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B393 Sheepshead Bay Piers 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5837, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c3c704a170.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/25/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 25, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-25 2013-05-25 7:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:15 EDT