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, 01 Aug 2014 22:57:05 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[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/insect-exploration Date: April 27, 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. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 27, 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 can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: April 27, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Isham Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.


Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebe8cf9639d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 27, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: April 27, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[LaGuardia Corner Garden Workshop: Sand Casting Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/laguardia-corner-garden-workshop-sand-casting-demo Date: April 27, 2014

Please join the LaGuardia Corner Garden for a demonstration on how to sand cast a leaf and make a Quickrete birdbath.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 705-1665

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 28, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 28, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 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: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis 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: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga 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: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 28, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/chair-yoga Date: April 28, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-games Date: April 28, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 28, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/monday-movement Date: April 28, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/sit-aerobics Date: April 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 28, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 28, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 28, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 28, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: April 28, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/adaptive-swim Date: April 28, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 29, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: April 29, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 29, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 29, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 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: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 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: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 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: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking 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: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga 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: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 29, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: April 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Brooklyn Arbor School

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9549 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 29, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga 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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 29, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-games Date: April 29, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 29, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 29, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: April 29, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/abs-work-out Date: April 29, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/meditation-class Date: April 29, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 29, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 29, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 30, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 30, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 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: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis 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: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga 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: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 30, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/sit-aerobics Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-games Date: April 30, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 30, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 30, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 30, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 30, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn School Garden Plant Start Giveaway, Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-brooklyn Date: April 30, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only may pick up two flats each of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower starts. First come, first served, while supplies last.

You must RSVP for this event, as supplies are limited.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 30, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: April 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 30, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 1, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:06 EDT