NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 26 Apr 2015 19:43:57 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[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 26, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 26, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 27, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 28, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mineral Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics Date: March 29, 2014

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

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts Date: March 29, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: March 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Backyard Habitat Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop Date: March 30, 2014

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

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

This program is suitable for age 7 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 31, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 1, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 2, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 3, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 4, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours Date: April 4, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 5, 2014

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 Date: April 5, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 5, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration Date: April 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[House Opening at The Conference House!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house Date: April 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:30 am 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c288787f4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Beauty and Spa Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/beauty-spa-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/beauty-spa-day Date: April 5, 2014

Pamper yourself! Get suggestions for new hairstyles, colors that work for you, and speak with a Mary Kay representative, who will be on site. It will be a fun-filled, fashionable afternoon!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-tours Date: April 5, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tavern-concerts Date: April 5, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 6, 2014

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Staten Island. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest and face of the dune. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. Please note that there is no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Crescent Beach (in Crescent Beach Park)

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R135 Crescent Beach Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.537, -74.1454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/house-tours Date: April 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring in Focus: Microscope Investigations at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/spring-in-focus-microscope-investigations-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/spring-in-focus-microscope-investigations-at-high-rock-park Date: April 6, 2014

Let's zoom in and take a closer look at the wonders of the spring season. From buds and flowers to feathers and wings, spring is even more sensational when we take the time to examine parts more closely.

This program is geared for ages 8-13 and is sponsored by City Councilmember Debi Rose. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 7, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 8, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 8, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 10, 2014

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 caregivers. 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 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 12, 2014

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration: Spring Cleaning & Planting Day at Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 Date: April 12, 2014

Spring is here!

Green thumbs and novices are encouraged to help at their community park. There will be new plantings, a composting class with flower bed preparation, and Earth Day activities to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 12, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bunnies in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bunnies-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bunnies-in-the-greenbelt Date: April 12, 2014

Spring is here, and Peter Cottontail is on his way. Did you know that Mr.Cottontail's relatives live right here in the Greenbelt? Learn about the Easter Cottontail rabbit, hear a story about animals in springtime, and make a fun mask to take home.

Suitable for ages 2-4 with caregiver. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 12, 2014

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Community Egg Hunt and Spring Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/community-egg-hunt-and-spring-event-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/community-egg-hunt-and-spring-event-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: April 12, 2014

Join us for a fun festival outside at Corporal Thompson Park!

Activities will include: Children's rides, face painting, arts and crafts, games and music, plus take part in an egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny!

The festival will take place rain or shine.

Brought to you in part by North Shore Councilwoman Debi Rose, Brothers Care, Inc. and NYC Parks' Staten Island Recreation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[NYC BBQ Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nyc-bbq-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nyc-bbq-cookoff Date: April 12, 2014

Eat or compete! It's BBQ NY style, the classic American dish served saucy and just right. Join us for the only BBQ cookoff in NYC that is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/freshkills-park-hike-moderate2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/freshkills-park-hike-moderate2 Date: April 12, 2014

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

Limited space available. Register for all Freshkills Park events on the Freshkills Park Events Page.

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/house-tours Date: April 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Corps - Training Spring 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenbelt-docent-corps-training-spring-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenbelt-docent-corps-training-spring-2014 Date: April 12, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is "yes," the Greenbelt Docent Corps is a great opportunity for you. Learn additional background information about the Greenbelt, from facilities and trails to flora and fauna. Participants will receive a docent manual, filled with great information about the Greenbelt.

This training is free and geared for adults over 18 years of age. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tavern-concerts Date: April 12, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/house-tours Date: April 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/nature-crafts Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 15, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Flowers and Showers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers Date: April 15, 2014

Create tissue paper flowers to decorate a plastic watering can to take home.

Give the decorative bouquet as a gift, or use the can to "shower" the flowers that grow outside.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration limited to 18 participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 15, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/pond-exploration Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Second Hand Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/second-hand-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/second-hand-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: April 16, 2014

Join us for a fun-filled workshop where everyday materials are transformed into an eco-chic accessory for your spring wardrobe. No experience necessary: we’ll show you what to do. This program is designed for ages 8-13 and their adult chaperones and is part of the Awesome Afternoons series, sponsored by Time Warner Cable. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Easter Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest Date: April 16, 2014

The Greenbelt Easter Fest "Search for the Golden Egg" is an afternoon of free fun for the whole family. Activities will include face painting, Easter crafts, egg coloring, games, egg hunt, and much, much more. There will be a special appearance by Peter Rabbit and his friends.

For more information you may call the center at (718) 667-3545.

Pleae RSVP by April 11.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 16, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 17, 2014

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 caregivers. 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Nature at Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park Date: April 17, 2014

When the sun goes down, many animals make their presence known. From fluttering bats and moths to calling frogs and more, hike along the edge of the wetlands in search of wildlife.

Hike is suitable for ages 8 and up with adult chaperone. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear insect repellent.

This program is sponsored by the Luff Fund Wildlife Series. Free program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 18, 2014

Join The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership's first annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Enjoy face painting, games, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours Date: April 18, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Itchy Ball Round Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up Date: April 19, 2014

Come one, come all, to help Friends of Westerleigh Park to round up the "itchy balls" and maintain the beautiful park. The Friends will supply coffee, juice and donuts. Come by and lend a hand, and enjoy the exercise from a well-raked lawn.

Please call Friends of Westerleigh Park to discuss. community service hours.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 19, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Staten Island. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest and face of the dune. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. Please note that there is no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Brighton Street Entrance (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.4986, -74.2415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 19, 2014

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 19, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery Date: April 19, 2014

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

Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours Date: April 19, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours Date: April 20, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Salamanders are an indicator species of a healthy environment. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the woods in search of amphibians and other forest floor critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST