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 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:44 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[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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-04 2014-01-04 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:43 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:43 EST
<![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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-25 2014-01-25 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![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 (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST