NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:05:23 GMT <![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[President's Vacation Week Family Workshops: Winter Cloud Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics Date: February 18, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors and discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout, and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1463012ade.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart Date: February 18, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 18, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture: Locally Sourced - Marrying Field Botany and Horticulture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture Date: February 18, 2015

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. Ulrich Lorimer offers his vision for how to marry horticulture with field botany— the experience of plants in the context of their communities in the wild—as an approach that yields intimate clues for using native plants in a garden setting. At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where Lorimer has been Curator of the Native Flora Garden for nine years, the results have been rich and rewarding. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Lorimer spent three years as a Wave Hill Gardener. The last lecture in this series takes place March 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: New York School of Interior Design

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7686, -73.9625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c146a5b8846.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture, & Fun: A Night of Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing Date: February 18, 2015

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance, the Lindy Hop, with a swing dance lesson, vintage film clips, and big band, rhythm & blues, and Motown classics to dance to!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca4c788822b.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 18, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 19, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 19, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 19, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 19, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 19, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 19, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 19, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 19, 2015

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Hike to Bucks Hollow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/hike-to-bucks-hollow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/hike-to-bucks-hollow Date: February 19, 2015

In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Sheep is also referred to as the Year of the Goat. How are the Greenbelt and goats connected? Find out on this invigorating 60-90 minute hike through the central Greenbelt.

Learn about the farms that once occupied this area and discover ruins and other clues about Staten Island's pastoral past. This program is suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2015

This nature hike is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[16th Annual Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/16th-annual-lunar-new-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/16th-annual-lunar-new-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival Date: February 19, 2015

It's the year of the sheep!

Bring the whole family, friends, confetti, and lucky New New Year trinkets to Sara. D. Roosevelt Park to celebrate the new year!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54e38339e6c2f.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-week Date: February 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating Black History Month through Famous Words]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words1 Date: February 19, 2015

In this free event, kids from the community are welcome to reflect on Black History Month with us. They'll be reading literature from African-Americans who made important contributions to the civil rights movement.

For more information, please call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:15 pm 2:15 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year: Year of the Green Wood Sheep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-green-wood-sheep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-green-wood-sheep Date: February 19, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy-Happy New Year!

Come celebrate the Year of the Sheep at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Learn about the history of this ancient celebration and the symbolism of the Sheep, the zodiac's most artistic sign.

Create fun crafts and enjoy traditional snacks. Suitable for ages 5 and up with adult chaperone. Registration and prepayment is required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Earth Meets Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky Date: February 19, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, create a textured landscape against the winter sky, inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay.

Geared to children ages five to 10, with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14666823af.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw Date: February 19, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 19, 2015

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts?

This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548768523d1ac.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg Date: February 19, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating Black History Month through Famous Words]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/celebrating-black-history-month-through-famous-words Date: February 19, 2015

In this free event, kids from the community are welcome to reflect on Black History Month with us. They'll be reading literature from African-Americans who made important contributions to the civil rights movement.

For more information, please call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 19, 2015

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. is hosting an open house for Oak Ridge, which will feature rental information, availability and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house with this email will receive a discount.

RSVP by emailing nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov with the subject Open House RSVP.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 ext.305

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 ext 305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: February 19, 2015

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014.

This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours, and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden.

Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts, including mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members.

Gardens must update their registration in order to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance, and services.

RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: United Community Centers

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6649, -73.8867 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY presents Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: February 19, 2015

Chelsea Recreation Center is hosting Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY. The 6-session course includes choleserol screenings, two nutrition planning sessions, stress identification and management, and two exercise planning sessions. All participants will receive education packets. The curriculum will be preented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professinals, and credentialed yoga instructors experienced at working with cardiac patients. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

This program is made possible in part by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Recretion Center Members: Please register at the front desk at Chelsea Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball2 Date: February 19, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up.

For more information, email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov or Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 20, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 20, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 20, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 20, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 20, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 20, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Drawn to Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/drawn-to-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/drawn-to-nature Date: February 20, 2015

Develop your child's powers of observation, awareness, and creativity as they discover some of the amazing animals that call the Greenbelt home.

Instructions for drawing more realistic looking animals will be demonstrated as each student chooses their favorite Greenbelt animal to illustrate in colored pencil.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration and prepayment is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[NYBG Bronx Green-Up Workshop: Build a Greenhouse by Kit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/nybg-bronx-greenup-workshop-build-a-greenhouse-by-kit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/nybg-bronx-greenup-workshop-build-a-greenhouse-by-kit Date: February 20, 2015

Help the gardeners at Davidson Avenue raise a greenhouse. We’ll work together to build it and start the first seeds of the season.

Pre-registration recommended. To reserve your place or for more information, please contact Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 or bronxgreenup@nybg.org. Space is limited for some events; priority will be given to members of Bronx Green-Up gardens and NYC Compost Project sites in the Bronx.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Davidson Avenue Community Garden

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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8609, -73.9035 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: February 20, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/presidents-week Date: February 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditional Chinese Dance Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/traditional-chinese-dance-worksop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/traditional-chinese-dance-worksop Date: February 20, 2015

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Young Dancers in Repertory's Chinese Dance Workshop. Learn traditional moves and learn the history of the dances.

This workshop is facilitated by Trayer Run-Kowzun and is as follows:

4 - 7 year olds: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7 year & older : 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 702-7155

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts Date: February 20, 2015

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: February 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. is hosting an open house for Oak Ridge, which will feature rental information, availability and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house with this email will receive a discount.

RSVP by emailing nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov with the subject Open House RSVP.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 ext.305

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 ext 305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: February 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour Date: February 20, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and which the New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 21, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 21, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 21, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Al Gordon 4 Miles Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/al-gordon-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/al-gordon-4m Date: February 21, 2015

Celebrate health and longevity at this four-mile race in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. A standout track runner in college, Al Gordon started running marathons in his 80s and exercised regularly until the end of his life in 2009—at age 107. Lace up in Gordon's honor!

This is a classic race that brings back the feel—and the pricing—of events of yesteryear. The entry fee is $10 in all categories, and there are no T-shirts, no physical awards (award winners will be listed on our website as usual), and no post-race activities. The race is timed and scored, but it is not a marathon qualifier and it has a reduced field size. Please note: This event is open to New York Road Runners members only.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6617, -73.9708 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d2854de321a.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class Date: February 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 21, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: February 21, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about the natural history and basic biology of bald eagles. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 21, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking Date: February 21, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: February 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 21, 2015

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. is hosting an open house for Oak Ridge, which will feature rental information, availability and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house with this email will receive a discount.

RSVP by emailing nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov with the subject Open House RSVP.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 ext.305

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 ext 305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-advanced Date: February 21, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: February 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Love Your Body Fitness Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/love-you-body-fitness-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/love-you-body-fitness-marathon Date: February 21, 2015

Show some love to the most important person in your life…YOU!

Go the distance with five hours of free fitness classes. Or stop in anytime! There are classes available for both adults and children.

Participants should wear fitness attire, including sneakers.

This event is free and open to the public! For more information, please call Pelham Fritz Recreation Center at (212) 860-1380 or email LaSharn.Cooper@parks.nyc.gov.

Fitness schedule

10:00 – 10:45 am:

Zumba (Backstage Room)
Children’s Zumba (Multipurpose Room)

10:50 – 11:30 am:

No Weights Workout (Backstage Room)
Bodyweight Pilates (Multipurpose Room)

11:35 am – 12:15 pm:

Power Up Conditioning (Backstage Room)
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) (Multipurpose Room)

12:00 – 3:00 pm:

Spinning (Bike Room)

12:20 – 1:15 pm:

Children’s Dance (Backstage Room)
Step Aerobics (Multipurpose Room)

1:15 – 1:55 pm:

Beat it Cardio (Backstage Room)
Body Conditioning (Multipurpose Room)

2:00 – 3:00 pm:

Yoga (Backstage Room)
Line Dancing (Multipurpose Room)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54bea91ae0c78.JPG Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 21, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144965e4c4.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 21, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bd78379e.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 21, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 21, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Garden: 6th Annual Unlearning Racism Council]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/hattie-carthan-community-garden-6th-annual-unlearning-racism-council http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/hattie-carthan-community-garden-6th-annual-unlearning-racism-council Date: February 21, 2015

Talk it out, draw it out, and drum it out with the Hattie Carthan Community Garden, at this exploration of racism in the food system. There will be a drum circle from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please bring a dish.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Magnolia Tree and Earth Center

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6903, -73.9482 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[International Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/international-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/international-food-day Date: February 21, 2015

In recognition of Black History Month we will be hosting an International Food Day. Join us and enjoy a variety of foods from various cultures savoring your taste buds.

Also don't forget to check out our Black History Presentation Board featuring people who contributed to society and the special "Did You Know" weekly feature throughout the month.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens Picture Book Reading & Art Project with T.T. Tyler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler Date: February 21, 2015

Enjoy a Dickens picture book story and have fun creating art with T.T.Tyler (ages 3 & up).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-intermediate Date: February 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

Welcome the Lunar New Year at Sunset Park Recreation Center! This annual event features Chinese folk performances, martial arts demonstrations, games for children, giveaways, and the Lion Dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 21, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 21, 2015

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 21, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 21, 2015

For the sixth winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Julian Chams, Beatrice Glow, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Fay Ku, Julia Oldham, Ivan Stojakovic, Alisha Wessler and Saya Woolfalk. Registration not required for this drop-in event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Streetcars Making A Comeback In The Bronx?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture Date: February 21, 2015

Once ubiquitous in American cities, modern streetcars are making a comeback all across the nation. Are they right for The Bronx?

Bob Diamond, Chairman of the Brooklyn Historic Railroad Association, will discuss the feasibility of new streetcar lines for the Bronx, which will also include a look back at the Bronx's historical transportation systems.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration in Pictures Closing Reception & Panel Dicussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures-closing-reception-panel-dicussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures-closing-reception-panel-dicussion Date: February 21, 2015

Meet and greet the artists for the closing reception and panel discussion of Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures exhibiton. If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss this opportunity to hear the artists speak with the show's curator, Donna Miskend.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 21, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 21, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase 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 degrees 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 21, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 21, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wintry Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/wintry-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/wintry-stroll Date: February 21, 2015

Enjoy the Nature Center Trail with its many silhouetted trees that uncover the hidden mysteries that can only be seen in the winter season.

This leisurely-paced walk will last about one hour and give an opportunity to explore many of nature’s clues, from animal tracks to tree buds.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST