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 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:46:51 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[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 8, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/fitness-walk Date: May 8, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Highbridge Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center Date: May 8, 2014

Visit the Highbridge Recreation Center as it reopens its doors to the public. The center has had over $1 million in renovations, and now has a whole new look!

Try out the brand new fitness equipment and PCs. Take a look at the redesigned rooms! Recreation Center membership is not required.

The center will be open six days a week for New Yorkers of all ages.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 8, 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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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 8, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Park

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Q008 Brookville Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 40.6522, -73.7507 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 8, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-games Date: May 8, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 8, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 8, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/chair-yoga Date: May 8, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english Date: May 8, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 8, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 8, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Mother's Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/arts-culture-fun-mothers-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/arts-culture-fun-mothers-day-concert Date: May 8, 2014

Celebrate Mother's Day soulfully! Listen to a free tribute concert honoring R&B great Teddy Pendergrass. Vocalist Stan “The Man” Hampton will make you remember why Teddy is such a legend! The concert will open with a special performance by Front Line Dance Center, in partnership with the BRC seniors.

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series offers a variety of cultural events, including, book signings, film screenings, art making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks, food tastings and popular culture. All events are free and open to the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists Date: May 8, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go Date: May 8, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workday at the Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/compost-workday-at-the-neighborhood-advisory-committee-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/compost-workday-at-the-neighborhood-advisory-committee-community-garden Date: May 8, 2014

Help community gardeners build a greener, healthier, and more sustainable city as they recycle their garden trimmings into compost.

Pitch in with chopping, mixing, sifting, and other compost bin maintenance tasks while learning hands-on the tips and techniques for setting up and managing your own compost system.

Please register by email.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9185 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 8, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: A. Badillo Community Rose Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8253, -73.913 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn School Garden Plant Start Giveaway, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-bronx Date: May 8, 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: (212) 788-8073

Location: College Avenue Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.838, -73.9099 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 Date: May 8, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 8, 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: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 8, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Global Dance Party at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Balkan Beat Box / DJ Joro Boro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/celebrate-brooklyn-global-dance-party-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-balkan-beat-box-dj-joro-boro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/celebrate-brooklyn-global-dance-party-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-balkan-beat-box-dj-joro-boro Date: May 8, 2014

Since 2005, Balkan Beat Box has been pumping out a kinetic kaleidoscope of Mediterranean-meets-electronic music and shows no signs of stopping their boisterous party. Fueled in part by people’s protest movements across the globe—from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to Israel’s own massive social protests—their music captures the cautious hope and re-energized spirit of our time. Also hailing from the Balkans, "crunk charlatan" DJ Joro-Boro will bring his unique beats—described as etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass—to the turntable at the top of the night. Get there early for a belly dancing lesson (Dance of Venus) that will surely shake up your mid-section.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5356e9a73690b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 8, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 9, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 9, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: May 9, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Highbridge Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center Date: May 9, 2014

Visit the Highbridge Recreation Center as it reopens its doors to the public. The center has had over $1 million in renovations, and now has a whole new look!

Try out the brand new fitness equipment and PCs. Take a look at the redesigned rooms! Recreation Center membership is not required.

The center will be open six days a week for New Yorkers of all ages.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/its-my-park-day-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/its-my-park-day-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: May 9, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Maria Hernandez Park! The National Honor Society of Bushwick High School for Social Justice and volunteers will perform general clean-up, provide tree care, and celebrate civic engagement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 381-2100

Location: Knickerbocker Street Entrance (in Maria Hernandez Park)

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7028, -73.9254 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 9, 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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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 9, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/sit-aerobics Date: May 9, 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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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Workday at New Roots Community Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/garden-workday-at-new-roots-community-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/garden-workday-at-new-roots-community-farm Date: May 9, 2014

Please volunteer with the New Roots Community Farm and the International Rescue Committee to continue building this urban farm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 9, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games Date: May 9, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 9, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 9, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adaptive-fitness Date: May 9, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/mothers-day-arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/mothers-day-arts-and-craft-fair Date: May 9, 2014

Find unique handmade gifts for Mom.

Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more, all by local artists, artisans, and craftsmen.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53628043c69d0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Frieze Art Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/frieze-art-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/frieze-art-fair Date: May 9, 2014

Frieze New York is one of the world's leading contemporary art fairs and takes place on Randall's Island, Manhattan.

Speakers this year will include members from the Russian band Pussy Riot, as well as Okwui Enwezor, Artistic Director of the 56th Venice Biennale; Kenneth Goldsmith, poet and author; Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing (2012); and Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14.

More than 190 art galleries will also participate, three audio installations will be on view, workshops will be held for students, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 9, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 9, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few 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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 9, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists Date: May 9, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 9, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go Date: May 9, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics2 Date: May 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts Date: May 9, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter Date: May 9, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: May 9, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Colgate Avenue and Westchester Avenue

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 9, 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 the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics Date: May 9, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 9, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 9, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Listening Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/sunrise-listening-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/sunrise-listening-tour Date: May 10, 2014

Prospect Park is a vital rest and refueling point for thousands of songbirds migrating north during the spring. We will shut off our cellphones, walk silently, and open our ears to listen to the sounds of "the dawn chorus" in one part walking meditation, one part sensory re-education experience.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 6:00 am 7:30 am 40.6724, -73.9698 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 10, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 10, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 10, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: May 10, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park! Masons in the Parks and volunteers will clean up and beautify Thomas Boyland Park through painting the exercise equipment and cleaning the perimeter beds.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 403-1783

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6819, -73.9078 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 10, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building a GardenHaus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-casita-in-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-casita-in-your-garden Date: May 10, 2014

Ever wondered, “What can I build in my community garden?” Join GreenThumb for a GardenHaus build day at Carolina Garden.

We will be constructing an approved garden casita and discussing the techniques and tools needed to successfully build a beautiful structure in your community garden.

In addition, we will talk about how the citywide structure guidelines impact existing and future gazebos, casitas, shade pavilions and sheds. For any structure built in your garden you will need to consult the citywide guidelines for structures that have been published in GreenThumb’s gardener handbook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: Carolina Community Garden

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8028, -73.9399 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 10, 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 10, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality, reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion, and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Alley Pond Park in Queens!

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7634, -73.7465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535053fa1ac52.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class Date: May 10, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 10, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day Date: May 10, 2014

It's My Park Day is a day to come out and beautify the park. Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each It's My Park Day season to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Highbridge Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/free-week-at-highbridge-recreation-center Date: May 10, 2014

Visit the Highbridge Recreation Center as it reopens its doors to the public. The center has had over $1 million in renovations, and now has a whole new look!

Try out the brand new fitness equipment and PCs. Take a look at the redesigned rooms! Recreation Center membership is not required.

The center will be open six days a week for New Yorkers of all ages.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park Date: May 10, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join Morningside Build A Run Coalition (BARC) to help clean, rake, and spread fresh woodchips throughout the dog run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 864-0128

Location: 114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8046, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-harlem-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-harlem-river-park Date: May 10, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Harlem River Park Task Force and the Harlem Community Development Corporation as they clean up the debris in Harlem River Park and along the waterfront. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash, rake garden beds, and assist with painting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 961-4164

Location: 139th Street and 5th Avenue

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8153, -73.9358 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:46:51 EDT