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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:50:02 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[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 2, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seahorse Boogie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie Date: August 2, 2013

Bring the whole family and join us at the Gazebo for a night of dancing and fun.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 3, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour Date: August 3, 2013

All slots available for this tour have been filled and registration is now closed.

Join us for a tour of Freshkills Park coinciding with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibit Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park. The Freshkills Park team will be joined by the LAGI team for a one-of-a-kind tour offering perspectives of the future of Freshkills Park in the realms of art, energy, and design. This tour is free, but advanced registration is required. The tour is two hours long and will leave from the St. George Ferry Terminal (Shuttle meets at the staircase leading to the ballfield). Reserve your spot now by emailing artsandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 3, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Be a Citizen Scientist at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all nature lovers! Freshkills Park needs help to do a wildlife count at one of our wetland sites. Want to use your love of nature to help the park thrive? Join us Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Schmul Park and we will journey in to our wetlands for a day of discovery. Feel free to bring along water, binoculars, field guides, friends, and a sense of adventure!

Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP and let us know you'll be coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7c28669f28.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping Date: August 3, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Zany Umbrella Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus Date: August 5, 2013

My Grandfathers Circus

"My grandfather grew up in South Dakota during the great depression. This fifty-five minute show is based on his stories and how he had fun during a very adverse time creating a circus out of the dust bowl. Every day farm objects come to life and find excitement in unexpected places. This show was written for children in the Gulf Region post hurricane Katrina and has been performed at the White House, the National Storytelling Convention, and for the Mass MoCA museum. Circus arts performed in this show include and are not limited to juggling, slack rope walking, prop manipulation, unicycle, and many more."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5191372bd04ce.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 5, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 6, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 7, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 7, 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: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman Date: August 7, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 40.6408, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic1 Date: August 8, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Illstyle & Peace Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions Date: August 9, 2013

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4aae88fa8.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Kites in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight Date: August 9, 2013

This event has been canceled.

Come fly with us…Make your own kite and watch it soar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Great Kills Park

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R016 Great Kills Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5561, -74.1039 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 10, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 10, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Event hosted by MillionTreesNYC and NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

No registration required - just show up ready to do some tree care!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1125 Bay Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6157, -74.067 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing Date: August 10, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

This is a basic program, great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up and Go! Family Adventure Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race Date: August 10, 2013

This exciting parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! The race takes place on a course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and the final run to the finish line.

  • All finishers receive completion medals
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • Two races based on age group: 8-10 at 11:00 a.m.; 11-13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Teams consist of one parent and up to two children in same age group

$10 entry fee per team. Entries are limited: register now!

To enter the race, visit the City Parks Foundation website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/kids-fitness/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race/

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f1c842afb44.png Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 10, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball Date: August 10, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing Date: August 11, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Robbi K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k Date: August 12, 2013

Robbi K & Friends bring a level of excitement to music, through Jazz improvisation, to delight audiences with an unexpected presentation of favorite and original songs. Supported by an amazing band of versatile, smart and gifted musicians, her personable demeanor is the essence of the show. Her "joie-de-vivre" and voice give her many opportunities to perform in many locations and languages to a variety of people, all who love to sing, dance and participate in the joyfulness of jazz.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 12, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 14, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Little Club Heads]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads Date: August 14, 2013

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is spinning your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12 months to 10 years old and their parents. At our events, parents can socialize with each other while children have an opportunity to mingle, dance, and stay fit. After over 100 events and entertaining thousands of guests over the past 4 years, Little Club Heads is excited to bring it's high energy party to Summer Stage Kids. Little Club Heads DJ Nubby and Bubby will be spinning all the latest dance records and performing some original dance songs from the Little Club Heads Kids Album "Dance Beats For Kids."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d54c63ea35.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight Date: August 14, 2013

Join us and make your own kite and watch it soar through the sky for all to see.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 14, 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: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 15, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Castles in the Sand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand Date: August 15, 2013

Ever dreamed of having your own castle? Then come out and join us for an afternoon of fun while building you very own sand castle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 16, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/family-camping Date: August 16, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 6.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/senior-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/senior-prom Date: August 16, 2013

Dance the night away in our Senior Prom Dance at the South Beach Gazebo.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 17, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/forest-restoration-at-high-rock-park Date: August 17, 2013

Join staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.

All events are listed on our website below. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and Tools are provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bed122fe52.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/back-to-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/back-to-the-beach Date: August 17, 2013

Come celebrate and head Back To the Beach. There will be lots of fun and excitement for the whole family, including volleyball, tug of war, potato sack races, balloon toss, arts & crafts and more.

Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 10:00 am 9:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 17, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 17, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beach-volleyball Date: August 17, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Beverly Hills Chihuahua]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua Date: August 17, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must rein in her heiress instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 8:00 pm 40.5023, -74.2541 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach Date: August 18, 2013

Our Back to the Beach celebration continues with even more fun and excitement for the whole family: Volleyball, Tug of war, potato sack races, balloon toss, arts & crafts and much much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light Date: August 18, 2013

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). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 19, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 20, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 21, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies Date: August 21, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest Date: August 21, 2013

Come get messy with us! Join us in our Slimefest for an afternoon of fun. Some of the races are the baked bean relay, the applesauce hat race, the water balloon toss, and the jelly slide.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa Date: August 21, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 22, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: August 22, 2013

The National Park Service will hold a series of open houses to allow the public to comment on the DRAFT General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway.

The National Park Service invite you to attend one of our public open houses to learn more about the general management plan and provide your comments in person.

The next open house is Thursday, August 22, 4 to 8 pm: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120, Staten Island. Subsequent open houses will be:

  • Tuesday, September 10, 4 to 8 pm: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.0588 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 23, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 24, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 24, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball Date: August 24, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day Date: August 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled and rescheduled for Oct 27, 2013. Our Next Learn To Fly Day is Sept 22, 2013

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10am till 11:30am and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park Date: August 25, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 26, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 27, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie Date: August 27, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Annie, a movie based on the popular Broadway musical, is the charming story of an orphaned girl seeking a home.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 28, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest Junior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/slimefest-junior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/slimefest-junior Date: August 28, 2013

Kids will enjoy an afternoon of fun including the whipped cream doodle hats and more. There will be fun for all the little ones.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 29, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 31, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 31, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun Dog Wash sponsored by Wolfe's Pond Pooches]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches Date: August 31, 2013

This "Neck to Tail" dog wash will be administered by one of our caring staff. All dogs washed with hypoallergenic shampoo and each dog dried with a fresh towel! There will also be a raffle, themed basket drawing, a t-shirt and car magnet sale, snow cones, cake pops, other refreshments, homemade dog biscuits, and more

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fresh Water Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/fresh-water-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/fresh-water-fishing Date: August 31, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 40.6174, -74.1117 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/beach-volleyball Date: August 31, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/basic-canoeing Date: September 1, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-01 2013-09-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 2, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-02 2013-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-wreckit-ralph Date: September 6, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 6:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 7, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/07/family-camping Date: September 7, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 28.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967.3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-09-07 2013-09-07 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/08/back-to-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: September 8, 2013

Join us for a fun-filled workshop where everyday materials are transformed into an eco-chic accessory for your back-to-school- wardrobe. No experience necessary; we'll show you what to do. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-08 2013-09-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 9, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Caring for Young Trees at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/clove-lakes-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: September 10, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Clove Lakes Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help restore the forest of Clove Lakes Park. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at Slosson Avenue and Drake Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-goonies Date: September 13, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

Goonies follows a group of misfit kids as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 6:00 pm 40.5322, -74.2095 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 13, 2013

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eating friend -- the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn some fascinating facts. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 14, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/birding Date: September 14, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 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 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Design Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/its-my-park-design-carnival Date: September 14, 2013

Come help us imagine the future of Faber Park at our Community Design Carnival! There will be games and activities for the whole family and folks can learn how to get involved in future improvements in Faber Park. We will have food and prizes for all so don't miss this great event!

All Activities in english and spanish.

Faber Park is one of the hidden jewels of the Staten Island North Shore waterfront. Located along the Kill Van Kull and at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, the views of the working waterfront are unlike any other in the City. Come learn all about it on September 14.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[September Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/14/september-celebration Date: September 14, 2013

237th Anniversary of the 1776 Peace Conference

A fun-filled event for the whole family including children’s activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music, and so much more.

Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 15


Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-0415

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2013-09-14 2013-09-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166b36184309.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hills and Dales of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/the-hills-and-dales-of-the-greenbelt Date: September 15, 2013

On this vigorous, long distance hike, we will climb Moses Mountain and Heyerdahl Hill and descend into the valley of Buck’s Hollow. Giant trees, migrating birds, and majestic views await to be discovered.

Space is limited. Register on Thursday, September 5.

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 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYS Nature Trivia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/15/nys-nature-trivia Date: September 15, 2013

Did you know that we have an official state reptile and it can be found right here in the Greenbelt? Learn about other state symbols and where they can be found. Then take a short walk in search of state symbols and related species. Suitable to ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-15 2013-09-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 16, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 19, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping Date: September 20, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, September 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted Date: September 20, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl Hollow Fields

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2013-09-20 2013-09-20 6:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1964 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 21, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Westerleigh Folk Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/westerleigh-folk-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/westerleigh-folk-festival-2013 Date: September 21, 2013

This free outdoor music, art and crafts event will contain three stages, including a children's stage, 17 musical acts, 30 vendors selling handmade items, and a local artists display. There will be free pony rides from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and face painting.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 11:30 am 7:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522e9d3ab0e33.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/learn-to-fly-day Date: September 22, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10am till 11:30am and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: September 22, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

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 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mushroom Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/magnificent-mushroom-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/magnificent-mushroom-hike Date: September 22, 2013

September is a great time to hike the forest and marvel at mushrooms and other wonders of the changing seasons. Meet us at High Rock Park to learn all about the beautiful decomposers found throughout the Greenbelt. We will take a closer look at these fascinating fungi, and learn basic mushroom identification. This program is geared for adults and children ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Greg Miller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/artist-talk-with-greg-miller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/artist-talk-with-greg-miller Date: September 22, 2013

Greg Miller is currently being featured in our exhibition, "The New Street Types of New York." Greg Miller will show additional work from his long term documentary projects and discuss his process of shooting with an 8x10 camera.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b4b63a908.png Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 23, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-23 2013-09-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 23, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-23 2013-09-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 25, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Eyes Have It!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it Date: September 25, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to have kaleidoscope eyes or see things from another animal's point of view. See things from the perspective of an insect, an owl, and other animals, and learn how other animals rely on senses other than sight to find their way around. Create a pair of fun-colored lenses that will change your perspective. Then we will take a short walk examining the layers of the forest in search of Greenbelt animals. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free program sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds. Registration required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 26, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease Date: September 27, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Grease, watch two high schoolers - Danny and Sandy - fall in love in 1950's California. This classic musical is not to be missed!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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2013-09-27 2013-09-27 6:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2525 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: September 28, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a vigorous trail, which lasts for a long distance and contains hills and rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

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 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: September 28, 2013

Children learn the basics and techniques of bike riding as this class will teach them a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Please bring bikes and helmets.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2013-09-28 2013-09-28 11:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5773, -74.1011 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 29, 2013

The Sneak Peak festival in Freshkills Park on Staten Island is back for 2013 and better than ever. Join us for a day of fun at the park as hills come alive with activities like kayaking, biking, a puppetry workshop, walking tours, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Check out the link below to find out more.

There is no registration or restrictions for this free event. Bikes, pets, and all ages are welcomed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rambling Through Rosebank]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank Date: September 29, 2013

The Alice Austen House Museum is excited to be reviving "Rambling Through Rosebank," a walking tour of important places in Alice's life that focuses on the architecture and history of the buildings that are passed. The tour includes the houses of friends, the tennis club, St. John's church and rectory where her friend Trude lived. Visitors will also get to see the sites of some of her famous photographs.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b55286449.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/30/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 30, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-09-30 2013-09-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 2, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/02/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 2, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-02 2013-10-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/03/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/03/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 3, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-03 2013-10-03 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 4, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-04 2013-10-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 5, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 5, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Soap Box Derby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/soap-box-derby http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/soap-box-derby Date: October 5, 2013

Bring your kids to compete in a good old fashioned soap box derby! If you don't have a soap box, come to watch the competition. Registration for the derby begins at 10:00 a.m. Racing begins at 11:00 a.m. Helmets and brakes are required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Event hosted by MillionTreesNYC and NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project-staten-island Date: October 5, 2013

Help care for newly planted street trees in St. George, Staten Island.

Learn how to cultivate the soil, water and mulch tree beds. Learn more about tree-species identification and tree pruning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Daniel Low Terrace & Fort Place

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2013-10-05 2013-10-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6416, -74.0805 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/wilderness-survival Date: October 5, 2013

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

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 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/creatures-of-the-night Date: October 5, 2013

As we begin to prepare for Halloween, view live animal demonstrations of local species that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations creatures posses to roam the nighttime.This program will include five live animals and an educator from the Tenafly Nature Center. Also, while you are here, check out the time of day puzzle exhibit and learn about nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular Greenbelt animals. This program is suitable for participants ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 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 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241bb9f5db61.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe's Ladies: Loved, Lost, and Lost and Lovely]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/poes-ladies-loved-lost-and-lost-and-lovely http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/poes-ladies-loved-lost-and-lost-and-lovely Date: October 5, 2013

Staten Island OutLOUD presents "Poe's Ladies." Poems by Edgar Allan Poe about women beloved from near or from afar, women idealized, women lost. All loved, some lost, all lovely. Part of OutLOUD's Autumn 2013 series on The Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b6606d5f3.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Dog Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/happy-hounds-dog-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/happy-hounds-dog-hike Date: October 6, 2013

Treat your four-legged companion with a hike through High Rock Park in the Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends. Hikers meet at the parking lot of High Rock Park at200 Nevada Ave. (off Rockland Ave.)

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up after your dog. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-10-06 2013-10-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/scavenger-hunt-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/scavenger-hunt-for-kids Date: October 6, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-10-06 2013-10-06 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Reception for War and Peace by Melissa Cacciola]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/opening-reception-for-war-and-peace-by-melissa-cacciola http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/06/opening-reception-for-war-and-peace-by-melissa-cacciola Date: October 6, 2013

Please join us at the opening reception for our newest exhibition, War and Peace by Melissa Cacciola, presenting tintype portraiture.

Tintype portraiture dates back to the Civil War and is one of the earliest photographic processes in history. Its special place in military portraiture began when Matthew Brady brought his photographic darkroom to the battlefield to document the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861.

Tintyping brings great significance to the current portrait project, War and Peace, which presents forty-eight tintype portraits of active duty military and veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

Men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and roles in the armed forces have been photographed in uniform and civilian attire in an exploration of war, identity, and what serving in the armed forces means. These double portraits contrast each individual and his or her role in the military against his or her identity in a contemporary world that is constantly shifting culturally and politically.

Melissa Cacciola studied fine art and the historic preservation of art at Columbia University and New York University. Trained by the legendary John Coffer, Cacciola specializes in tintype and nineteenth-century photographic processes. Her work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Steven Kasher Gallery, as well as prominent, private collections, and has also been published by TIME Magazine, NPR, and Newsweek.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible with a wheelchair ramp located in the rear.

Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-10-06 2013-10-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238bb201bdd1.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Customer Service Week: Be Our Guest Monday at Greenbelt Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/07/be-our-guest-monday-at-greenbelt-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/07/be-our-guest-monday-at-greenbelt-recreation-center Date: October 7, 2013

More than 20 city agencies have observed Customer Service Week since 2008. In honor of the tradition, Greenbelt Recreation Center will be offering access to the center to members and non-members alike, all day. Tour the center and meet the staff.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-07 2013-10-07 6:30 am 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 7, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-07 2013-10-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 9, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 9, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/09/greenbelt-peepers Date: October 9, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-09 2013-10-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/10/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 10, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-10 2013-10-10 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 11, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-11 2013-10-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/bocce-tournament Date: October 12, 2013

Head over to South Beach for the The Bocce Tournament.

For seniors only. It is a twelve team double elimination. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 12, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 12, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Westerleigh Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6194, -74.1353 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-lemon-creek-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be cleaning debris from the beach and removing weeds and litter from paths at Lemon Creek.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5126, -74.1971 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/birding-raptor-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/birding-raptor-migration Date: October 12, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/its-my-park-day-clove-lakes-park Date: October 12, 2013

On It's My Park Day, St. Joseph Hill Academy Trashbusters will be cleaning garbage and debris around the lakes and raking leaves at Clove Lakes Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1058 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand Date: October 12, 2013

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride. Purchase a pumpkin to bring home. Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Decker Farm

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The "Clear Comfort" Tea Room Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Enjoy your afternoon with some tea and biscuits while learning about one of America's earliest and most profilic photographers by touring her historic home. The tours will focus on Austen's "lateryears" including after the stock marktet crash. On two occasions Alice and her partner Gertrude opened a Tea Room, which received positive reviews by guidebooks and the New Yorker. Being the President of the Staten Island Garden Club, Alice enjoyed arranging flowers while Gertrude ran the kitchen. She achieved a reputation for the Shrimp or Lobster Newburg, which she obtained from Delmonico's restaurant, one pre-Depression night when she dined there.

Tours take place at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended, please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

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 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Legacy of Seguine Mansion: Special Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-legacy-of-seguine-mansion-special-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/the-legacy-of-seguine-mansion-special-tour Date: October 12, 2013

Discover the beauty of Seguine Mansion, which overlooks Prince's Bay. Learn about the family's oyster harvesting business and the significance of the estate in Staten Island's agricultural and farming history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 980-2565

Location: Seguine Mansion

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5154, -74.1968 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/annual-greenbelt-pumpkin-festival-in-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/annual-greenbelt-pumpkin-festival-in-willowbrook-park Date: October 12, 2013

Join us for old-fashion fun and games with our famous pumpkin patch and Carousel for All Children as backdrop. Activities will include face-painting, puppet shows at 1 and 3 pm, crafts and more. Further event details to come.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241d2664992d.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Jacob Tysen House (Presented by Historic Richmond Town)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town Date: October 12, 2013

The Judge Jacob Tysen House was built in 1835. The tall portico with fluted columns and composite capitals makes an impreessive statement of the Greek Revival style. In the main hall, the stairway reaches to the third floor. Door and window trim and marble mantels are fine examples of craftsmanship.

Tours at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Judge Jacob Tysen House

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.644, -74.1006 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Voorlezer's House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-voorlezers-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/tour-of-voorlezers-house Date: October 12, 2013

Tour the Voorlezer's House, the oldest wooden school house in North America, built by the Dutch Reformed Congregation, the buidling also served as a church and a home for the teacher or Voorlezer. The exterior is lower Hudson Valley vernacular style; the interior main floor is fully furninshed to circa 1695.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2013-10-12 2013-10-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA["Hello Hyacinth": A Reading By Amanda DeLalla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/hello-hyacinth-a-reading-by-amanda-delalla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/hello-hyacinth-a-reading-by-amanda-delalla Date: October 12, 2013

Based on the 90s Britcom Keeping Up Appearances, "Hello Hyacinth" centers on "a day in the life" of British wannabe socialite Hyacinth Bucket, her henpecked husband, and the absurd circumstances surrounding a visit from their son. Described by the show's leading lady Margaret Chase as "witty and rhythmic and fun," "delightful," and bubbling along like a stream of champagne!"

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 3:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-stand Date: October 13, 2013

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride. Purchase a pumpkin to bring home. Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Decker Farm

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2013-10-13 2013-10-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5826, -74.1537 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The "Clear Comfort" Tea Room Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/the-clear-comfort-tea-room-tour Date: October 13, 2013

Enjoy your afternoon with some tea and biscuits while learning about one of America's earliest and most profilic photographers by touring her historic home. The tours will focus on Austen's "lateryears" including after the stock marktet crash. On two occasions Alice and her partner Gertrude opened a Tea Room, which received positive reviews by guidebooks and the New Yorker. Being the President of the Staten Island Garden Club, Alice enjoyed arranging flowers while Gertrude ran the kitchen. She achieved a reputation for the Shrimp or Lobster Newburg, which she obtained from Delmonico's restaurant, one pre-Depression night when she dined there.

Tours take place at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended, please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

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 2013-10-13 2013-10-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Jacob Tysen House (Presented by Historic Richmond Town)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/tour-of-jacob-tysen-house-presented-by-historic-richmond-town Date: October 13, 2013

The Judge Jacob Tysen House was built in 1835. The tall portico with fluted columns and composite capitals makes an impreessive statement of the Greek Revival style. In the main hall, the stairway reaches to the third floor. Door and window trim and marble mantels are fine examples of craftsmanship.

Tours at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Judge Jacob Tysen House

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2013-10-13 2013-10-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.644, -74.1006 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Voorlezer's House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/tour-of-voorlezers-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/13/tour-of-voorlezers-house Date: October 13, 2013

Tour the Voorlezer's House, the oldest wooden school house in North America, built by the Dutch Reformed Congregation, the buidling also served as a church and a home for the teacher or Voorlezer. The exterior is lower Hudson Valley vernacular style; the interior main floor is fully furninshed to circa 1695.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2013-10-13 2013-10-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 14, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-14 2013-10-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Out at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/14/help-out-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/14/help-out-at-clove-lakes-park Date: October 14, 2013

We need volunteers to join us to clean up Clove Lakes Park's running trails and bridle paths and then spread woodchips on these paths. We'll provide gloves and tools.

Please let us know how many supplies to have ready by emailing stefanie.gutierrez@parks.nyc.gov and registering.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-10-14 2013-10-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Building Up Young Forests Presented by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/15/milliontreesnyc-building-up-young-forests-presented-by-the-nynj-super-bowl-host-committee-and-the-nfl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/15/milliontreesnyc-building-up-young-forests-presented-by-the-nynj-super-bowl-host-committee-and-the-nfl Date: October 15, 2013

New trees were planted last spring at sites across all five boros. Just as important to planting trees is ensuring their long-term health and survival through stewardship. During October 8 – 16, volunteers, with the support of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL, will come out to all five boroughs and help take care of their neighborhood’s newest green asset—their growing forest. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove invasive vegetation, add mulch, and clean-up any litter. The stewardship activities will culminate in the largest planting in one site to date on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with 20,000 trees and 5,000 shrubs planted at Rockaway Community Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Xenia Street and Mason Avenue (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2013-10-15 2013-10-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5912, -74.0828 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 16, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-16 2013-10-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 16, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-16 2013-10-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/17/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/17/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 17, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-17 2013-10-17 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 18, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-18 2013-10-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Scream Fest & Kiddy Palooza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/18/greenbelt-scream-fest-kiddy-palooza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/18/greenbelt-scream-fest-kiddy-palooza Date: October 18, 2013

Events for this afternoon of excitement includes the haunted corn maze, crafts, games, face painting, cookie decorating, cake walk, and pie eating contest. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-18 2013-10-18 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Liotti Ikefugi Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground Date: October 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be painting the fence, benches and walls surrounding the playground. Volunteers will also be weeding and planting some bulbs around the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 938-3000

Location: Liotti Ikefugi Playgound (in Liotti Ikefugi Playground)

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R037 Liotti Ikefugi Playground 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6387, -74.0839 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 19, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 19, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s My Park Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day Date: October 19, 2013

Join staff planting trees and removing invasive plants in High Rock Park.

To volunteer you must be age 14 or be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-high-rock-park Date: October 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs in the wooded area. After planting they will assist in removing non-native invasive plants from the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Awesome Autumn Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/awesome-autumn-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/awesome-autumn-celebration Date: October 19, 2013

The Greenbelt Nature Center is a natural place for a safe pre-Halloween celebration for kids. Fall foliage scavenger hunt, a decorate-your-own trick-or-treat bag, and an edible craft are all part of the fun. This program is geared for children ages 5-8. Wearing a costume is strongly encouraged, and adult chaperones are welcome to wear a costume and share in the fun.

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 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: October 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry. Volunteers will also be helping to spread woodchips on paths leading to the rock quarries.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Graniteville Quarry Park

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6255, -74.1524 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park Date: October 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships to help clean, rake, and weed the gardens around Tappen Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 757-8851

Location: 111 Canal Street (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.627, -74.0776 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pooch Parade and Howl-ween]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/pooch-parade-and-howlween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/pooch-parade-and-howlween Date: October 19, 2013

Bring your pooch our for our fantastic Pooch Parade and Howl-ween and watch your pooch stroll around the park. There will be a contest for titles such as best costume, longest tail, and much more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5221, -74.1901 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/halloween-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/halloween-extravaganza Date: October 19, 2013

The Conference House Association invites you to join us for our Halloween Extravaganza. There will be a costume parade, magician, haunted kitchen, hay rides, and more.


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2013-10-19 2013-10-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: October 19, 2013

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 by email.

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 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/19/astronomy Date: October 19, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-10-19 2013-10-19 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Sylvan Grove Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/20/historic-new-york-sylvan-grove-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/20/historic-new-york-sylvan-grove-cemetery Date: October 20, 2013

Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

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: (718) 967-3542

Location: Sylvan Grove Cemetery

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R156 Sylvan Grove Cemetery 2013-10-20 2013-10-20 1:00 pm 40.5914, -74.1921 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Our Feathered Friends: From Fall Migrants to FeederWatch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/20/our-feathered-friends-from-fall-migrants-to-feederwatch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/20/our-feathered-friends-from-fall-migrants-to-feederwatch Date: October 20, 2013

Bird's the word! Join us for a presentation on the birds you can see in the flying through the Greenbelt now, such as warblers and hawks, and our friends who will be visiting the bird feeders in a few weeks, such as juncos, woodpeckers, and cardinals. Learn how you can monitor birds from your backyard or window and participate in the citizen science program, Project FeederWatch www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw, whose monitoring season begins in November. Join us for a short hike through the autumn forest in search of seasonal migrants and year round residents of the Greenbelt.Suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-10-20 2013-10-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241da4d10d96.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 21, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-21 2013-10-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 23, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-23 2013-10-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 23, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-23 2013-10-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Carving Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/pumpkin-carving-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/23/pumpkin-carving-workshop Date: October 23, 2013

Choose your favorite pumpkin and learn the finer points of carving and decorating ghoulish gourds. Suitable for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult. Carving tools provided for use during program.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-23 2013-10-23 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Take Care NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/24/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/24/shape-up-nyc-at-take-care-ny1 Date: October 24, 2013

NYC Parks is partnering with Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to offer FREE fitness classes during Take Care NY screening events throughout the city.

Join us at Stapleton Family Health Center for Tabata Fusion, a dynamic cardio, strength, balance & conditioning class that will take place outdoors at Tappen Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Stapleton Family Health Center

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2013-10-24 2013-10-24 9:00 am 9:30 am 40.627, -74.0775 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/24/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/24/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 24, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-24 2013-10-24 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: October 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-25 2013-10-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: October 26, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: October 26, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-pond-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Eibs Pond will be cleaning at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths and planting bulbs around the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: PS 57 (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6112, -74.0838 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Wolfes Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Wolfe's Pond Pooches in cleaning in and around the dog run. Volunteers will also be cleaning along the beach front of the dog run as well as some planting and weeding around the run.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 204-6775

Location: Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be cleaning, raking, weeding, and helping to beautify Corporal Thompson Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Broadway & Henderson Avenues,Broadway and Henderson Avenue (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.637, -74.1176; 40.637, -74.1176 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: October 26, 2013

On It's My Park Day, volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the water line. Volunteers will also be weeding and planting some bulbs around the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: The Hidden Lives of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/adult-art-workshop-the-hidden-lives-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/adult-art-workshop-the-hidden-lives-of-trees Date: October 26, 2013

While often part of the landscape setting, trees are the central character in this workshop. Explore the characteristics of trees and the tales they tell. Every burl, tree cavity, trunk mark, and twisting canopy tells a story, and allow your imagination (and charcoals) to fill in the details for a tree within the Greenbelt forest- or a forest of your imagination.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241e2246934f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fitness-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/26/fitness-hike-moderate Date: October 26, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike over a long distance, with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-10-26 2013-10-26 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/learn-to-fly-day Date: October 27, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy Crawly Insect Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawly-insect-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/27/creepy-crawly-insect-hike Date: October 27, 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. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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 2013-10-27 2013-10-27 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 28, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-28 2013-10-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: October 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-30 2013-10-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: October 30, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-10-30 2013-10-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: October 31, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-10-31 2013-10-31 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: October 31, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-10-31 2013-10-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[A Haunting We Will Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/31/a-haunting-we-will-go Date: October 31, 2013

An afternoon of excitement and frightfully good fun is waiting just for you! Come out and enjoy various Halloween crafts, haunted events and games. There will also be a costume contest.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Cedar Grove Avenue at Waterside Street

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2013-10-31 2013-10-31 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.5638, -74.0983 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: November 1, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 1, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 2, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: November 2, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park Date: November 2, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Westerleigh Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Maine and Neal Dow Avenues (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6205, -74.1349 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/freshkills-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/freshkills-park-tour Date: November 2, 2013

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 Eltingville Transit Center 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 Eltingville Transit Center.

Please sign up for this tour by visiting our Tour Sign-Up page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, walk-ons will not be possible so register now.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 2, 2013

The season of giving thanks is rich in color and texture and provides a cornucopia of creative inspiration. Using oil pastels, we will explore seasonal subjects such as pumpkins, corn, squash, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: November 2, 2013

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

Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

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 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/02/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 2, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-02 2013-11-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 3, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-03 2013-11-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Afternoon Hike: Fall Foliage Reflections at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/adult-afternoon-hike-fall-foliage-reflections-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/adult-afternoon-hike-fall-foliage-reflections-at-high-rock-park Date: November 3, 2013

Enjoy the splendor of autumn as we walk along the blue and yellow trails to Pumphouse Pond. Along the way, we will pause at Lake Ohrbach. This hike is geared for adults and singles with an interest in hiking and wildlife looking to meet others with similar interests.

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 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 2013-11-03 2013-11-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Fall Foliage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/nature-photography-fall-foliage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/03/nature-photography-fall-foliage Date: November 3, 2013

The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries. Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-11-03 2013-11-03 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/04/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/04/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 4, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-04 2013-11-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/07/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: November 7, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-07 2013-11-07 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 9, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/free-bootcamp-in-willowbrook-park-presented-by-hq-wellness-and-verrazano-crossfit Date: November 9, 2013

Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join us. Wear exercise clothing, bring water, and be prepared for a great workout that will build your strength and tone your body. Crossfit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Come out and challenge yourself to a great workout in a great park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52484d04a91c0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 9, 2013

The season of giving thanks is rich in color and texture and provides a cornucopia of creative inspiration. Using oil pastels, we will explore seasonal subjects such as pumpkins, corn, squash, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Free Performance of Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/arts-culture-fun-free-performance-of-much-ado-about-nothing Date: November 9, 2013

Interested in watching a free performance by The Public Theater? NYC Parks has partnered with the Public Theater to bring performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing to recreation centers around the city. These shows are free and open to the public.

If you're interested in attending this performance at Greenbelt Recreation Center, please RSVP by emailing Carol.Landes@parks.nyc.gov or calling the center at (718) 667-3545.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526982f9259a0.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/09/astronomy Date: November 9, 2013

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-11-09 2013-11-09 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Scholarship Road Race at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/scholarship-road-race-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/scholarship-road-race-at-freshkills-park Date: November 10, 2013

On Sunday, November 10, in conjunction with the Parks Department and the Department of Sanitation, the Staten Island Athletic Club will be holding the first ever race at Freshkills Park. The Scholarship Cross-Country Race, a 5.8-mile race that traverses the hills and valleys of Freshkills Park, promises participants a sweeping 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, the rolling hills of Staten Island, and the New Jersey Highlands.

The purpose of the race is to provide scholarships for deserving high school seniors living on the Island. Since 2003, the Staten Island Athletic Club through the Scholarship Cross-Country Race has raised over $25,000, money that has helped many high school students pay off their college expenses.

The first 125 registered runners of the race will receive a race T-shirt. All runners will be given free coffee and pastries courtesy of Starbucks of Hylan Boulevard. About a dozen businesses from Staten Island and Brooklyn will be sponsoring the event. L.A. Fitness of Travis will be awarding the top finishers a 3-month membership to their gym. For more information and to register online or via paper application, go to www.statenislandac.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2013-11-10 2013-11-10 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park Date: November 10, 2013

Join the Greenbelt Educators and National Park Service rangers for a hike from forest to field to coastal habitat.

The White trail of the Greenbelt connects to the lovely shoreline of Great Kills Park. This hike is over three hours long. Please dress appropriate for weather conditions and make arrangements for transportation back to Greenbelt Nature Center, or arrange to depart from the Great Kills Park parking lot at Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street.

Bring water and a snack. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: November 10, 2013

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-11-10 2013-11-10 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: November 14, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Fall Flat 5k Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-flat-5k-race-volunteers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/fall-flat-5k-race-volunteers Date: November 16, 2013

Volunteers are needed to assist staff setting up the event and handing out refreshments to the runners.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 8:30 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 16, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fall Flat 5K Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/2013-fall-flat-5k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/2013-fall-flat-5k-trail-race Date: November 16, 2013

The Fall Flat 5K Trail Race takes place just before Thanksgiving and is the Greenbelt’s original 5K trail run.

The course travels along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is mostly flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes.

The race will be professionally timed, culminating in an awards ceremony.

Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for registered runners.

Spread Some Warmth: Please bring a coat or jacket to donate to the North Shore Rotary Coat Drive, or canned food for local food banks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 10:00 am 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241f8e8cf6db.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/forest-restoration Date: November 16, 2013

Help remove invasive plants and restore trails in High Rock Park.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Harvest as Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/adult-art-workshop-harvest-as-still-life Date: November 16, 2013

The season of giving thanks is rich in color and texture and provides a cornucopia of creative inspiration. Using oil pastels, we will explore seasonal subjects such as pumpkins, corn, squash, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying Date: November 16, 2013

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods, or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cornucopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/16/cornucopia Date: November 16, 2013

A harvest of fun for the entire family! Activities include pumpkin decorating, relay races, crafts and games and the famous scarecrow making contest!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Clove Lakes Park Playground (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-11-16 2013-11-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6185, -74.106 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to HDR Photography by: Robert Catalano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/introduction-to-hdr-photography-by-robert-catalano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/introduction-to-hdr-photography-by-robert-catalano Date: November 17, 2013

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a digital workflow. It is the process of taking several photographs of a scene at various exposure levels, then merging the images into one file to maximize the dynamic range of the scene.

In this session we will explore the concepts of dynamic range and provide a hands on demonstration to create an HDR image.

Presented by Robert Catalano, Gateway Photographers of Staten Island.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526814e38bc92.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: November 17, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as they hike areas they 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.

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.

Limited space available. Register by email.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Return of the Wolf]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/return-of-the-wolf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/17/return-of-the-wolf Date: November 17, 2013

Back by popular demand! Join the Greenbelt Nature Center staff as we welcome back Atka and the New York Wolf Conservation staff for a presentation of “Wolfology.” Meet Atka, the arctic gray wolf, and learn about the important role wolves play in nature. Program is suitable for participants ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-17 2013-11-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52432f925d195.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/21/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/21/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: November 21, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-21 2013-11-21 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 23, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gobble in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/gobble-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/23/gobble-in-the-greenbelt Date: November 23, 2013

Thanksgiving may be next week, but let’s start the celebration early. Come walk the trails in search of the foods that the Native Americans would have eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Listen to a story, make a craft, and sample some traditional food. This program is geared for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-23 2013-11-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Turkey and Waterfowl Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/turkey-and-waterfowl-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/turkey-and-waterfowl-viewing Date: November 24, 2013

Scores of wild turkeys roam freely around Staten Island's Midland Beach.

Spend an afternoon with the Rangers learning all about this unique New York City site. Later, learn how to identify migrating waterfowl using binoculars and field guides.

To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Midland Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-11-24 2013-11-24 1:00 pm 40.5706, -74.0902 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Lenape Lore and Explore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lenape-lore-and-explore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/24/lenape-lore-and-explore Date: November 24, 2013

Learn more about the Lenape Native Americans as we examine Lenape artifacts and travel the trail in search of plants that were important in their daily life. Registration requested. Recommended for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-24 2013-11-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[10th Annual After Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/10th-annual-after-thanksgiving-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/10th-annual-after-thanksgiving-hike Date: November 29, 2013

Join the Greenbelt educators for our annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt. Walk off all that turkey and stuffing on this two-hour hike and enjoy the serenity of the woods, including a brief visit to the LaTourette house.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions. Registration required.

This program is sponsored by Councilman VincentIgnizio.

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 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5243342334c91.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/sing-along-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/29/sing-along-with-patrick Date: November 29, 2013

Sing and shake the turkey away during a fun-filled, family-friendly sing along with Patrick Raftery. Registration recommended.

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 2013-11-29 2013-11-29 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: November 30, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Juried Holiday Art & Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/annual-juried-holiday-art-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/annual-juried-holiday-art-craft-fair Date: November 30, 2013

The fair features a curated group of local vendors offering high quality one of a kind hand-made items. The requirements are that the items must be made by the seller. This will give visitors the opportunity to meet the artist behind the goods. These fine artists and craftspeople will be offering homegrown herb and spice blends, crochet apparel and accessories, children's toys and stuffed animals, fine art, greeting cards, hand-made soap, stone and sterling silver jewelry, one of a kind jewelry derived from vintage pieces, scarves, and more. There will also be various raffles and refreshments for sale. Help us support local businesses and keep your money in our neighborhood. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, email sara@aliceausten.org for an application.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526816d439e50.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/learntoride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/learntoride Date: November 30, 2013

This free program teaches children to learn to ride their bikes, without training wheels!

Weather permitting. Parents must provide bicycle and proper helmet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2013-11-30 2013-11-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5773, -74.1011 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn More About NYC's Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/30/the-night-sky Date: November 30, 2013

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-11-30 2013-11-30 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Juried Holiday Art & Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/annual-juried-holiday-art-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/annual-juried-holiday-art-craft-fair Date: December 1, 2013

The fair features a curated group of local vendors offering high quality one of a kind hand-made items. The requirements are that the items must be made by the seller. This will give visitors the opportunity to meet the artist behind the goods. These fine artists and craftspeople will be offering homegrown herb and spice blends, crochet apparel and accessories, children's toys and stuffed animals, fine art, greeting cards, hand-made soap, stone and sterling silver jewelry, one of a kind jewelry derived from vintage pieces, scarves, and more. There will also be various raffles and refreshments for sale. Help us support local businesses and keep your money in our neighborhood. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, email sara@aliceausten.org for an application.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526816d439e50.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/family-nature-crafts Date: December 1, 2013

While nearly all of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically designed for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly beach exploration, 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: 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 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Under the Spotlight Microscope Investigations: Conifers and Cones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/under-the-spotlight-microscope-investigations-conifers-and-cones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/01/under-the-spotlight-microscope-investigations-conifers-and-cones Date: December 1, 2013

Take a short walk through the forest search for pine, spruce, and other trees and shrubs that are still green, and collect interesting samples to examine. Then we will return to the Education Building to view needles and cones under new microscopes, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation. Cool patterns and interesting intricacies will reveal themselves to us. This program is designed for ages 8 and up and is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Meet at the Nevada Avenue entrance to High Rock Park. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-12-01 2013-12-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/524338efe4363.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Lights in Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/holiday-lights-in-tappen-park Date: December 6, 2013

Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership and members of the community for the park's first holiday lighting ceremony.

Sponsor John Catsimatidis will officially switch on the holiday lights in the park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 6:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Grand Illumination Holiday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/06/grand-illumination Date: December 6, 2013

Please join us in singing Christmas carols while the windows of the house are lit with candles. Come for free hot cider, cookies and a special gift!

Dress warmly, as the festivities take place outdoors. In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.

For more information, email: ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com or call (718) 984-6046

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-12-06 2013-12-06 7:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Trails Festival: An Ultra-Running Event and Volunteer Opportunity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/trails-festival-an-ultrarunning-event-and-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/trails-festival-an-ultrarunning-event-and-volunteer-opportunity Date: December 7, 2013

This is a great trail run for all abilities. There will be a 10K, 25K, and for the hearty, a 50K course – all in the beautiful Staten Island Greenbelt. The trails are tight and technical. As you climb (yes there are some killer climbs in Staten Island) you can see views of NYC and New Jersey. You can travel for miles and miles through the Greenbelt and forget that you’re in NYC. All trails are completely marked so all you need to worry about is running. Start time for 25 and 50K runners is 8:00 a.m.; start time for 10K runners is 10:00 a.m. There will be plenty of food, snacks, and energy drinks at several aid stations along the way. When you finish, there will be a huge party just for you!! (OK, for the other finishers as well.) This is one event you don’t want to miss! Register at http://www.onestoprace.com/search/event.aspx?id=17786.

A volunteer opportunity: Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event and handing out refreshments to runners. Meet at the Henry Kaufmann Camp Grounds, 1131 Manor Road. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165 ext 311 or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds

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2013-12-07 2013-12-07 8:00 am 40.5996, -74.1231 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: December 7, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Help Forest Restoration at the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer-opportunity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/forest-restoration-volunteer-opportunity Date: December 7, 2013

Join Greenbelt staff members removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the Administration building, 200 Nevada Avenue. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165 ext 311 or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Heroes of World War II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/nyc-heroes-of-world-war-ii Date: December 7, 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: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Hike at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/winter-hike-at-freshkills-park Date: December 7, 2013

Feeling cooped up? Come stretch your legs as we explore the winter wonders of Freshkills Park. Learn about how what was once the world’s largest landfill is becoming a park full of wildlife. Discover how the wildlife copes with the winter weather as we spot winter waterfowl and hunt for animal tracks on this two hour hike.

Registration is free, but only 14 spots are available, so please register in advance. Remember to come prepared for an adventure with sturdy shoes and warm clothes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk and Gallery Tour with Melissa Cacciola]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/artist-talk-and-gallery-tour-with-melissa-cacciola http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/07/artist-talk-and-gallery-tour-with-melissa-cacciola Date: December 7, 2013

Melissa Cacciola, the artist behind War and Peace, will be offering an arist talk and gallery tour of her tintype photographs. Come learn more about the exhibition and this historic form of photography.

The Alice Austen House has a wheelchair ramp located in the rear.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-12-07 2013-12-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/526817ea8374e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-christmas-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/colonial-christmas-at-the-conference-house Date: December 8, 2013

Visit the Candlelight Christmas Market, featuring the Conference House Collection: Fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, wooden toys.

There will be free hot apple cider and cookies. Home-baked goods are made from 18th century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary.

Visit with Father Christmas and receive a free gift for children. Enjoy seasonal music, and raffle drawings at 4 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/emergency-preparedness-knot-tying Date: December 8, 2013

Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

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 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbalism: Seasonal Spa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/herbalism-seasonal-spa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/08/herbalism-seasonal-spa Date: December 8, 2013

Does the holiday season tend to stress you out? If so, enjoy an afternoon at the scenic and serene Greenbelt Nature Center while learning more about aromatherapy and the herbs and teas that can help you relax. Create a "natural spa" holiday gift for that special someone or to pamper your-self when you get home. This program is suitable for adults (age 16 and up). Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-08 2013-12-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: December 14, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[10th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/10th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/14/10th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 14, 2013

Join resident artist Kathy Trimarco as she leads a family craft workshop in which participants create pieces inspired from natural objects. Program suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-14 2013-12-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Brunch With Santa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/brunch-with-santa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/brunch-with-santa Date: December 15, 2013

Enjoy an afternoon with Santa and his elves. Hear the story “T’was The Night Before Christmas”. Decorate Holiday cookies and much more!

Please bring a camera.

1st Seating – 10:00AM – 11:30AM for ages 3 – 6

2nd Seating – 12:00PM – 1:30PM for ages 7 - 10

RSVP by December 8, 2013.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-15 2013-12-15 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: December 15, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-12-15 2013-12-15 11:00 am 40.6174, -74.1117 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco-crafts: Gifts and Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/ecocrafts-gifts-and-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/15/ecocrafts-gifts-and-games Date: December 15, 2013

Don't throw that away!

Learn how to make cool recycled crafts, gifts, and games from materials that would have been otherwise thrown away. Transform a bottle into a piggy bank or decorative plant pot.

All materials will be provided. Ages 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-15 2013-12-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Blood Drive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/20/greenbelt-blood-drive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/20/greenbelt-blood-drive Date: December 20, 2013

There is a great need for volunteers to donate blood. Please give us a few minutes of your time and support our Super Community Blood Drive.

For more information please call Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-20 2013-12-20 8:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: December 21, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-12-21 2013-12-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/winter-birding Date: December 21, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-12-21 2013-12-21 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Welcome to Winter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/welcome-to-winter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/21/welcome-to-winter Date: December 21, 2013

December 21st is the first day of winter. This means snowy fun and longer days ahead. Come celebrate this special day with us, with craft, activities, and fun. The program is suitable for children ages 4 to 8 years old with an adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-12-21 2013-12-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/22/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/22/animal-tracking Date: December 22, 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. The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-12-22 2013-12-22 1:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/12/29/nature-photography Date: December 29, 2013

It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-12-29 2013-12-29 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/04/tavern-concerts Date: January 4, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-01-04 2014-01-04 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/05/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/05/exploring-clouds Date: January 5, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-01-05 2014-01-05 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/forest-restoration Date: January 11, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the High Rock Park administration building.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/wilderness-survival Date: January 11, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

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 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Hearth Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-hearth-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-hearth-stories Date: January 11, 2014

Come gather in the warmth of the Greenbelt Nature Center and hear stories about the season of frost. Weather permitting we will take a short walk outside to experience the wonders of winter. We will warm up by making a seasonal craft and sipping hot chocolate. This program is suitable for ages 4-8 with an adult chaperone.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/tavern-concerts Date: January 11, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-01-11 2014-01-11 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/family-fun-day Date: January 12, 2014

There will be table tennis games for all ages and experience levels, including beginners. Don't know how to play or need to improve your game? Coaches will be available to teach lessons.

Food will be served. Arts and crafts will also be available for the children.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Living Green: An Herbalist's Approach to Colds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/living-green-an-herbalists-approach-to-colds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/living-green-an-herbalists-approach-to-colds Date: January 12, 2014

Indulge yourself in the natural healing practices of herbalism. Join the Greenbelt educators for a presentation of an herbalist's approach to colds. Sample healthy recipes, teas, and tonics while you learn about preventative practices to keep your body healthy. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Jingle Bell Rock Holiday Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/jingle-bell-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/jingle-bell-rock Date: January 17, 2014

Join us in bringing in the New Year with our Jingle Bell Rock holiday dance.

From 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. there wll be a Member Winter appreciation hour for members of Greenbelt Recreation Center, in which appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for this section of the evening by Wednesday, January 15 by calling (718) 667-3545.

Dance floor opens to all, including those who are not members of the recreation center, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-wonderland-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-wonderland-hike Date: January 18, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Nature Center staff for a walk along the trails of the central Greenbelt. Search for animal tracks, squirrel drays, woodpecker holes, and other signs that animals are active, even in winter. We will walk for a least 90 minutes, conditions permitting. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and is sponsored by City Councilwoman Debi Rose. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Fun for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-fun Date: January 18, 2014

Santa Claus may have come and gone, but there is plenty of snowy fun to look forward to. Join us for a craft, activities, and lots of winter fun. This program is suitable for children ages 4 to 8 years old with an adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/tavern-concerts Date: January 18, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-01-18 2014-01-18 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Track Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/19/animal-track-exloration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/19/animal-track-exloration Date: January 19, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-01-19 2014-01-19 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural History Hike to Moses Mountain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/19/natural-history-hike-to-moses-mountain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/19/natural-history-hike-to-moses-mountain Date: January 19, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Educators and National Park Service ranger on a peaceful hike to the top of Moses Mountain to see a spectacular view of the Greenbelt and beyond. Additionally, we will discuss the connection that Robert Moses, a New York City Parks Commissioner, had to Gateway National Recreation Area and to the New York City Parks & Recreation. Suitable for ages 8 and up with an adult chaperone. Free program. Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock Park. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-01-19 2014-01-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2014 at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-2014-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service-2014-at-greenbelt Date: January 20, 2014

Join your fellow New Yorkers this MLK, Jr. Day 2014 as we volunteer in Parks Recreation Centers in each of the five boroughs!

The project at the Greenbelt Recreation Center will include indoor cleanup projects and some outdoor trail work, so please dress accordingly.

To volunteer, please RSVP to Amir Younesi - Amir.Younesi@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 408-0282. Please indicate at which site you wish to volunteer and how many people will be in your group. Please note that volunteers must be at least 14 years old and that space is limited. Minors should be accompanied by a guardian or chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-20 2014-01-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: January 20, 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 2014-01-20 2014-01-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service: Street Tree Stewardship in St. George]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/street-tree-stewardship-mlk-edition-in-st-george http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/20/street-tree-stewardship-mlk-edition-in-st-george Date: January 20, 2014

Join MillionTreesNYC, Parnerships for Parks, and HEALTH for Youth this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for street tree bed care in St. George, Staten Island!

We'll be caring for several of the older London Plane trees right near the Staten Island Ferry by cultivating the soil, removing weeds, and spreading mulch in improve the look of the block and help get these trees ready to leaf out in the spring!

Meet at Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue, just one block from the Staten Island Ferry. Gloves, tools, and mulch will all be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue

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2014-01-20 2014-01-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6455, -74.0777 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Americans of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/native-americans-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/native-americans-of-new-york Date: January 25, 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 Native American people knows as the Lenape, who once occupied the land that would one day become 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 2014-01-25 2014-01-25 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Penguin Pals Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/penguin-pals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/penguin-pals Date: January 25, 2014

Brrr, it's cold out! Come inside and learn how penguins adapt to the cold. Make your own penguin companion to take home. This program is for children 2 - 4 years old with a chaperone. Registration and pre-payment 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 2014-01-25 2014-01-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/25/tavern-concerts Date: January 25, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-01-25 2014-01-25 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Horse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/26/chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-horse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/26/chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-horse Date: January 26, 2014

Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy New Year! Come join the Greenbelt educators as we celebrate the Year of the Horse. Learn about the history of the ancient celebration and the symbolism of the horse. Create fun crafts and enjoy traditional snacks. Suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-26 2014-01-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/27/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/27/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: January 27, 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 2014-01-27 2014-01-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 1, 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 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/valentine-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/valentine-making-workshop Date: February 1, 2014

Be part of our valentine for the community. You’ll learn about Victorian scraps, paper lace, and decoupage. Make one valentine for a resident of a nursing home on Staten Island and one to take home as a gift. Tour the village to see homes from the 1690s to 1860s and images of valentines from the collection in the General Store.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-01 2014-02-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tavern-concerts Date: February 1, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-01 2014-02-01 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/the-night-sky Date: February 1, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: February 2, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises.

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 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 3, 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 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 3, 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 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 4, 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 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 4, 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 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 5, 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 2014-02-05 2014-02-05 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 6, 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 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 6, 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 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 7, 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 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 8, 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 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/forest-restoration Date: February 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 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 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts Date: February 8, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 8, 2014

The Conference House Cabaret presents an enchanted evening of live music, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 8th at the Conference House, 7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10307.

Tickets are $30 per person, payable by check or credit card.

Reservations must be made by February 4th by calling (718) 984-6046, (718) 984-1073 or emailing ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

We have limited space for this event so reserve now before you miss out!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling Date: February 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we share classic stories about nature, animals, and our environment.

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 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 10, 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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking with the Pampered Chef]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef Date: February 10, 2014

Jeanne Englert from the Pampered Chef will demonstrate how to cook fun and fabulous food using the Pampered Chef cookware.

Tastings provided!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 10, 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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 10, 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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 13, 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.

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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 13, 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.

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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Total Body Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Total Body Bootcamp! This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-walk-nyc Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day.

Experience NYC in a new way. Try Walk NYC! The Walk NYC program encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Resistance Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-resistance-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-resistance-stretching Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Resistance Stretching! This total body workout helps tone, firm and build lean muscles through movements using light-resistance bands.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball Date: February 14, 2014

Come and dance the night away with us in our Valentine's Day Dance. This is dance is for adults. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by February 8.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Tabata Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Tabata Fusion! It's a dynamic cardio, strength, balance & conditioning experience using Tabata inspired intervals, which are a series of high intensity interval training (HiiT) exercise sequences.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 14, 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.

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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the Cold Feat 10K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race Date: February 15, 2014

Volunteers needed to distribute refreshments. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 or be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:30 am 40.5761, -74.1468 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 10K Cold Feat Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race Date: February 15, 2014

The Greenbelt’s challenging “Cold Feat” 10-K Trail Race is brought to you by the Greenbelt Conservancy, King of the Mountain Events, and NYC Parks.We are grateful to the friendly staff at LaTourette golf course for allowing us to share their beautiful facilities on race day.

Start/finish is by the federal style David LaTourette House. The route begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails – rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! This race will be professionally timed, culminating in an awards ceremony. Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for runners.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 40.5761, -74.1468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ced4cb02af8.jpeg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt Date: February 15, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we search for nature clues to complete our scavenger hunt.

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts Date: February 15, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate Date: February 16, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability.

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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9e624623e0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 18, 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 18, 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week2 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week2 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 19, 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.

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: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 20, 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 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week2 Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 20, 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 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week2 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 21, 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 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds Date: February 22, 2014

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 40.6227, -74.1183 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts Date: February 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-22 2014-02-22 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

On this moderate paced hike discover the history of High Rock Park and the Greenbelt and discover the rich biodiversity of Staten Island. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sounds of Silence Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike Date: February 23, 2014

From woodpeckers tapping bark to the wind rustling through the trees to footsteps hitting the gound, the forest is full of joyous noise. We will keep the speaking to a minimum so we can fill our auditory senses with the sounds the woods will provide. This hike is suitable for people ages 10 and up who are willing and capable to commit to over one hour of silence. Hikers will meet at the Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Twelve Years a Slave Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave Date: February 23, 2014

State island OutLOUD, a community dialogue, reading, and performance project, hosts a reading from the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event in honor of Black History Month.

Free and open to the publc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 24, 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.

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 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 24, 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 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 24, 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 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 25, 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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 25, 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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 25, 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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 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 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 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 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 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 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 28, 2014

The Conference House Association has rescheduled their February event, Hearts and All That Jazz, an evening of jazz, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments. This event features whirlwind music by Jazz Union, led by Don Vivelo of Staten Island. Come hear them fill up the house with swings and sways as you munch away on finger foods and treats. Raffles will also be available to have a chance to take something home with you!

Tickets are $30 each. Reservations required by February 24. Credit cards and checks are accepted.

For more information call (718) 984-6046 or email ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 1, 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: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ssss-ensational Snakes!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes Date: March 1, 2014

Let's enjoy a special story about these slithering, scaly creatures. We won't be able to see them in the wild, but feel free to visit our resident corn snake, Cornelius. Make a fun snake craft to wear home. This program is geared for children ages 4 - 8 with adult chaperone. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tavern-concerts Date: March 1, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/frogwatch-usa Date: March 2, 2014

Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! We will begin with a presentation where you will learn about the species that live here and how to idenify them. This training will kick off the Greenbelt's FrogWatch USA.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. This program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science workshop series.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration Date: March 8, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the High Rock Park administration building.

To volunteer you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Botanical Papermaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop Date: March 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt resident artist Kathy Trimarco for a relaxing afternoon of learning the ancient art of making paper using a variety of botanical additives. Participants will make several sheets of paper and create a docorative date book cover embellished with natural materials. Pre-payment and registraition 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts Date: March 8, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pretty Princess Tea Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party Date: March 9, 2014

Join us for a proper sit-down tea party filled with princess fun. We will be serving tea, dainty sandwiches, fancy desserts, and more. Learn princess manners plus how to walk and talk like a princess. There will be sparkle make-up, storytelling, and a craft. Please come dressed in your best princess costume.

A certificate will be presented to each child making them an honorary princess at the end of the party.

For aspiring princesses ages 3-5.

For more information please call (718) 667-3545.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by March 1.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island Date: March 10, 2014

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

Activities in Staten Island include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Basketball clinics
  • Fitness classes
  • Hockey clinics
  • Guest speaker, College of Staten Island Dolphin's Ednita Lorenzo
  • Giveaways

Dress warmly! The event will be held outside. Kids registered by 3:30 p.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.637, -74.1176 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 12, 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 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 13, 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 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 13, 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 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 14, 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 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/conference-house-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/conference-house-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 15, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street near the Conference House visitors center.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 15, 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 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 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 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/tavern-concerts Date: March 15, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/the-night-sky Date: March 15, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 7:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Leprechaun Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/16/leprechaun-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/16/leprechaun-hike Date: March 16, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators as we search for elusive leprechauns and their pots of gold in this St. Patrick's Day hike. Dress appropriately for hiking. This hike is one mile and is suitable for children ages 7 and up.

This program is sponsored by NYC Councilwoman Debi Rose. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-16 2014-03-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 17, 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 2014-03-17 2014-03-17 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 17, 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 2014-03-17 2014-03-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 17, 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 2014-03-17 2014-03-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 17, 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 2014-03-17 2014-03-17 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 18, 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 2014-03-18 2014-03-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 18, 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 2014-03-18 2014-03-18 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 18, 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 2014-03-18 2014-03-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 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 2014-03-18 2014-03-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 19, 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 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 19, 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 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 20, 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.

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 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 20, 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 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 20, 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.

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 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 21, 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 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 21, 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 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 22, 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Awakening Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike Date: March 22, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators for a two hour hike through the central Greenbelt. This walk includes a brief visit to the LaTourette house. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.

This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 22, 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts Date: March 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/freshkills-park-may-birding-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/freshkills-park-may-birding-tour Date: March 23, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks, and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will be primarily by bus, but will have various opportunities to get out and search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. All ages welcomed.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Spring Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/conference-house-park-spring-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/conference-house-park-spring-walking-tour Date: March 23, 2014

Celebrate the change of seasons.

Discover the natural and historic treasures of Conference House Park, New York City (and NY State's) southern most Park.

Explore the Park's maritime forests, woodlands, meadows and wetlands set on over a mile of beachfront along the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill shorelines. Learn about the property's historic buildings including the Park's namesake Conference House, a circa 1680 National and City landmark.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5314bed325711.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/orienteering Date: March 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public.

On this program, learn how to navigate using a map and compass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mineral Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics Date: March 29, 2014

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

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts Date: March 29, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: March 30, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Backyard Habitat Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/backyard-habitat-workshop Date: March 30, 2014

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

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

This program is suitable for age 7 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 31, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 1, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 2, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 3, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 4, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours Date: April 4, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/freshkills-park-tour12 Date: April 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/butterfly-exploration Date: April 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[House Opening at The Conference House!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/house-opening-at-the-conference-house Date: April 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 11:30 am 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533c288787f4f.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![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

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Monday: Earth Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight Date: April 21, 2014

As Earth Day approaches, let’s learn more about the Earth’s natural features, such as soil, pond water, rocks, and more.

We will collect interesting samples to examine, then return to the Education Building to view these features (and more) through microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

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.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike Date: April 22, 2014

Listen for the sounds of spring and look for wildlife as we walk along the ponds of High Rock.

Learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten Island and how it has and continues to protect the "heart and lungs" of the Greenbelt.

This is a moderately-paced interpretative walk approximately 3 miles in length and suitable for ages 7 and up.

Registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow Your Own Craft: Grass Head Guys and Gals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals Date: April 22, 2014

Feel the need for seed? Then create and design your own Grass Head with seed and soil inside a nylon stocking. Just add water and sunlight (and the occasional “trim”) and your grass head will continue to grow.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Corps - Trainings Spring 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 Date: April 23, 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: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 Date: April 25, 2014

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park. Discover the many unique 'arboricultural' treasures within the park. Walk will be led by a NYC Parks and Recreation arborist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1462

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339bf9c62e61.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/house-tours Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments and directing runners with challenges. There are multiple locations and start times. To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 7:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[High Rock Challenge 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 Date: April 26, 2014

The High Rock Challenge Adventure Race is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly. Two-member teams must run together at all times and compete in mystery events, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K (and no longer than 13-K) course. Mystery events are cleverly designed and encourage teamwork as well as mental and physical acumen. Events are not revealed until race day when you’re on the course. Proceeds from the High Rock Challenge help support Greenbelt trail maintenance and environmental education programs.

Start time: 8:00 a.m. staggered start; various start times will be assigned when you register.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Greenbelt

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.5871, -74.1327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d595096a255.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms Date: April 26, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Regional Chili Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff Date: April 26, 2014

Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only chili cook-off within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society!

This family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[St. George Day: Earth Day & Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival Date: April 26, 2014

This annual spring festival celebrates Earth Day, the arts, community, and, most importantly, dragons. This rain or shine event will have giant puppets, a kid zone, music and dance, storytellings, and a dragon feast food zone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6374, -74.0764 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/house-tours Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/hawk-watch-at-freshkills-park Date: April 27, 2014

Spring migration is here! The Staten Island Museum, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Freshkills Park team are joining together to host a day of watching raptors at the top of Freshkills Park's north hill. With a 140ft elevation overlooking the beautiful wetlands of the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge; this is the perfect spot to catch birds of prey returning to New York after the cold winter. Binoculars and site guides will be available, feel free to bring your own as well as cameras, bug spray, water, and snacks to enjoy the park. This event is open to all ages to learn a bit more about the beautiful birds calling the sky over Staten Island home.

Shuttles will bring you to the top of the north hill from Wild Avenue in the Travis neighborhood. The shuttle departs from 250 Wild Avenue, behind the Showplace Bowling Alley and just off of Victory Blvd. and the West Shore Expwy. The s62 bus runs down Victory Blvd, and is a short two block walk away from the meeting location.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318a226124bc.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day-at-alice-austen-house2 Date: April 27, 2014

Come celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

We will provide pinhole cameras, paper, and the opportunity to use our darkroom to develop your pinhole exposure.

First Exposure free; $5.00 per additional exposures. Darkroom appointments required on the half hour from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535941b6642db.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/house-tours Date: April 27, 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 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: April 28, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 28, 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 28, 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 28, 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: April 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 29, 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 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 29, 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 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 29, 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 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: April 30, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 30, 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 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 2, 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.

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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 3, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 3, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-park Date: May 3, 2014

The Friends of Eibs Pond along with the Eibs Pond Park Education Restoration Program will be cleaning and planting at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: PS 57 (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.6112, -74.0838 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 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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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yankee Peddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day Date: May 3, 2014

Vendors will gather for a flea market, antiques crafts, and collectible sale. The Women’s Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions, Mothers' Day gifts, fresh baked goods, candies, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 948-8724

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Jewelry Making & Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design Date: May 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn to make your own jewelry! Join expert Lucy Smith for this hands-on demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jewelry Making & Design is part of NYC Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun series. Arts, Culture & Fun offers free cultural events, including: book signings, film screenings, art-making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks and food tastings. All are open to the public at Recreation Centers citywide.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day Date: May 3, 2014

Celebrate spring with a tree giveaway from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon with our friends at the New York Restoration Project and a magical “Mobile Forest” that you can climb aboard all day long. This year for “carousel season” and the “year of the horse!” we will have many treats in store including puppet shows by Puppets in Parks at 1 and 3 p.m. Also singer Caroline Cutroneo will lead a song circle from 12 – 3. Bring your own instrument and join in to learn and sing some of the classics.

This event is generously funded by TD Bank.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 4, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery Date: May 4, 2014

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength! Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd. Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike Date: May 4, 2014

Bring your canine companion for a hike through the central Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends.

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up your dog. Registration is required. Please call or email to register.

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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park Date: May 4, 2014

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. This is an incredible opportunity for you to discover the future potential of Freshkills Park by experiencing the beauty of the waterways, grassy meadows, and trees on site. Kayaks, life vests, and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location will be inside the park - exact location and directions will be provided upon confirmation, and spaces fill up quickly. This tour will be limited to participants ages 16 and up.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery at the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51caf7354e4ec.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Tap Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way Date: May 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Larissa Schiano for a Living Through Movement event. Living Through Movement is an intergenerational modern dance company. The focus is to bring the art of dance to the community for everyone.

Please call or visit Greenbelt Recreation Center for details! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours Date: May 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at King Fisher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-kingfisher-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-kingfisher-park Date: May 4, 2014

On It's My Park Day, please join the local community in cleaning the trails and perimeter of the pond at King Fisher Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Miles Avenue and Fairfield Street (in King Fisher Park)

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R140 King Fisher Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5626, -74.1533 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 7, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 7, 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/mothers-day-arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/mothers-day-arts-and-craft-fair Date: May 9, 2014

Find unique handmade gifts for Mom.

Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more, all by local artists, artisans, and craftsmen.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53628043c69d0.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 10, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day Date: May 10, 2014

It's My Park Day is a day to come out and beautify the park. Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each It's My Park Day season to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs!

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-park Date: May 10, 2014

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning around the park. Volunteers will also be plating around the trees and painting the rails of the benches.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6194, -74.1353 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 10, 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 10, 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Midland Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Spread the Love: Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls Date: May 10, 2014

Let’s stir up a batch of wildflower seed balls, learn about local wildflowers and the benefits of adding wildflowers and herbs to your garden, yard, or other open space.

Bring home a wildflower seed ball for yourself, or to give as a unique gift.

This program is part of the 7th annual NYC Wildflower week, sponsored by Con Edison.

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 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.

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.

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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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours Date: May 10, 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: May 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

On It's My Park Day, Volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the water line.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk Date: May 11, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress.

Urban Park Rangers will guide you through the park to discover the variety of flora within. Take a moment to unplug from the world and enjoy the colors of Spring..

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours Date: May 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 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 12, 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.

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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 12, 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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 12, 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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 13, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 13, 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 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 13, 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 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: May 13, 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 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour the Greenbelt Native Plant Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/tour-the-greenbelt-native-plant-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/tour-the-greenbelt-native-plant-center Date: May 14, 2014

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center is the only municipal native plant nursery in the country. It is a 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, founder seed and seed bank complex owned and operated by NYC Parks.

Over the past sixteen years, the center has grown hundreds of thousands of plants from locally collected seed of the city's indigenous flora for use in restoration, and community planting projects. Currently they are developing bulk native seed mixes for use throughout the five boroughs.

Come join us for a tour and help transplant some seedlings in our greenhouses!

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Native Plant Center

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R017A Greenbelt Native Plant Center 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5962, -74.1813 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 14, 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 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 15, 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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 15, 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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 15, 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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 16, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours Date: May 16, 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 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 16, 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 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 17, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-great-kills-park Date: May 17, 2014

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be cleaning debris from the beach, and removing weeds and litter from paths at New Dorp Beach.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-7291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5645, -74.0976 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Your Neighbor Breakfast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast Date: May 17, 2014

Meet your neighbor is a time to meet new and old friends while sitting down and having breakfast.

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Jones Woods Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park Date: May 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Jones Woods Park in Staten Island!

Registration is required

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.0908 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 17, 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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park day at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-high-rock-park Date: May 17, 2014

Join us and the Greenbelt Conservancy in planting native trees and shrubs.

Volunteers will also be assisting in some trail restoration by removing some invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 17, 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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Botanical Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adult-art-botanical-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adult-art-botanical-watercolors Date: May 17, 2014

Using the inspiration of the Greenbelt during the growing season, participants will learn how to use the watercolor medium to create an accurate, life-like illustration of woodland wildflowers.

Pre-payment and registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: May 17, 2014

The Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry.

Volunteers will also help spread wood chips on paths leading to the rock quarries.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Graniteville Quarry Park

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6255, -74.1524 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-tappen-park Date: May 17, 2014

Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships in our spring cleaning and planting at Tappen Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Village Hall (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6266, -74.0778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground Date: May 17, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5773, -74.1011 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours Date: May 17, 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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours Date: May 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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. In honor of Wildflower Week, we will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others. Hike meets at the parking lot of High Rock Park at Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. We will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others.

Register for this event for free by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 18, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. We aren't pulling your strings! Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Histograms, The Photographer's Secret Weapon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon Date: May 18, 2014

The histogram is the ultimate tool for taking the perfect shot. Join instructor Joel Heffner as he demonstrates why the histogram is the photographer's secret weapon. $10 suggested donation, $8 for members. RSVP at 718-816-4506x10 or info@aliceausten.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5362811325458.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 19, 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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 19, 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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 19, 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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care at West Brighton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tree-care-event-in-west-brighton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tree-care-event-in-west-brighton Date: May 20, 2014

Help care for street trees in West Brighton, Staten Island, with H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, at the kickoff event!

H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths is participating in the Live Better Staten Island Month initiative launched by the Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island.

Please RSVP
.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Richmond Terrace and North Burgher Avenue

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6415, -74.1158 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 23, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 24, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 25, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 9:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats, and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will get you stretching your legs as we search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

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 moderate 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: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/house-tours Date: May 25, 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 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 26, 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 26, 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 26, 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 27, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 27, 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 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 27, 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 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: May 27, 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 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 28, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-28 2014-05-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/28/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 28, 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 2014-05-28 2014-05-28 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 30, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/house-tours Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[IS 51 Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band Date: May 30, 2014

IS-51 Jazz band will be playing in the park.

Bring a blanket and enjoy the wonderful music that they will perform.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:50:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks