NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:55:47 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 19, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-19 2014-03-19 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Invasive Vine Removal and Tree Mulching at Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/highland-park-invasive-vine-removal-and-tree-mulching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/highland-park-invasive-vine-removal-and-tree-mulching Date: March 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highland Park to help remove invasive exotic vines and care for newly planted trees. This work will help in the survival of these young trees. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader on the corner of Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/strata Date: March 19, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 19, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 19, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-19 2014-03-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 19, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/sit-aerobics Date: March 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-19 2014-03-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: West African Fusion Dance Class for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/arts-culture-fun-west-african-fusion-dance1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/arts-culture-fun-west-african-fusion-dance1 Date: March 19, 2014

Join this one hour West African Fusion dance class, for seniors only!

For more information, or to pre-register, please call (212) 255-3705 or email manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531de1027583e.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 19, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern park highlights. This route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: How to Write and Sell A Novel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/arts-culture-fun-how-to-write-and-sell-a-novel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/arts-culture-fun-how-to-write-and-sell-a-novel Date: March 19, 2014

Take steps toward selling your first novel!

Meet Eartha Watts-Hicks, author of the book Love Changes and PR Writer for BlackPR.com, who will give a free workshop to get you started. She's also a member of the esteemed Harlem Writer's Guild!

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling (718) 622-2082.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 19, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-03-19 2014-03-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 20, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-20 2014-03-20 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 20, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/strata Date: March 20, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 20, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 20, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-20 2014-03-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/chair-yoga Date: March 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 20, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 20, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 20, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-20 2014-03-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/20/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: March 20, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Knights of Columbus

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2014-03-20 2014-03-20 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6691, -73.821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 21, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 21, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/strata Date: March 21, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 21, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 21, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/sit-aerobics Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 21, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 21, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adaptive-swim Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx1 Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Barry Street and Longwood Avenue

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8144, -73.893 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/seasonal-crafts Date: March 21, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in The Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: 1231 Lafayette Avenue

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8167, -73.8907 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 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 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/adapted-aquatics Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-03-21 2014-03-21 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-21 2014-03-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 22, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pelham-bay-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pelham-bay-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the North end of Orchard Beach parking lot.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 22, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: March 22, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 22, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Scrapbooking and Sand Art by Princess for a Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/scrapbooking-and-sand-art-by-princess-for-a-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/scrapbooking-and-sand-art-by-princess-for-a-lifetime Date: March 22, 2014

Participants will make a sand art bottle project, as well as create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.

This activity is for boys and girls.

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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Awakening Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike Date: March 22, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators for a two hour hike through the central Greenbelt. This walk includes a brief visit to the LaTourette house. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.

This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[The Year Round and Migratory Birds of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/migratory-birds-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/migratory-birds-in-fort-tryon-park Date: March 22, 2014

Join us for an indoor talk followed by a birding walk in Inwood Hill Park. Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Northern Manhattan with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebd7646d1c3.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pure-meditation Date: March 22, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/esl-class Date: March 22, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: March 22, 2014

March is a great month to finish winter pruning. Help to prune the small trees and shrubs at this community garden. Learn how to prune fruit trees to improve production and protect tree health. We will demonstrate and explain the techniques first and then assist as you prune on your own.

This workshop is in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Rock Garden/The Little Green Garden

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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.8218, -73.9132 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 22, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 22, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Weaving History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/handson-history-weaving-history2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/handson-history-weaving-history2 Date: March 22, 2014

Did you know that before machines were invented, cloth had to be woven by hand? Create weavings out of both cloth and paper at King Manor! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 22, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 22, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts Date: March 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-23 2014-03-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 23, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-23 2014-03-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/scavenger-hunt Date: March 23, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we search for nature clues to complete our scavenger hunt.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 10:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/freshkills-park-may-birding-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/freshkills-park-may-birding-tour Date: March 23, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks, and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will be primarily by bus, but will have various opportunities to get out and search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. All ages welcomed.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-queens Date: March 23, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: 45th Avenue and Robinson Street

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2014-03-23 2014-03-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7534, -73.8191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Spring Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/conference-house-park-spring-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/conference-house-park-spring-walking-tour Date: March 23, 2014

Celebrate the change of seasons.

Discover the natural and historic treasures of Conference House Park, New York City (and NY State's) southern most Park.

Explore the Park's maritime forests, woodlands, meadows and wetlands set on over a mile of beachfront along the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill shorelines. Learn about the property's historic buildings including the Park's namesake Conference House, a circa 1680 National and City landmark.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5314bed325711.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Water Cycle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/exploring-our-water-cycle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/exploring-our-water-cycle Date: March 23, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future.

On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and other extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/orienteering Date: March 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public.

On this program, learn how to navigate using a map and compass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Who's Up First? with Julia Attaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/whos-up-first-with-julia-attaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/whos-up-first-with-julia-attaway Date: March 23, 2014

Children's educator Julia Attaway asks "Who's up first this spring?" This workshop teaches children ages 4-7 to identify the first plants of spring. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Julia Attaway's Children's Naturalist Programs are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388x302

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 23, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Talk: The Iroquois Influence on Woman’s Rights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/lecture-the-iroquois-haudenosaunee-influence-on-womans-rights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/lecture-the-iroquois-haudenosaunee-influence-on-womans-rights Date: March 23, 2014

Hear a new approach to the origins of feminism by a pioneer scholar. Dr. Wagner weaves the story of the Six Nation Confederacy, whose practice of gender equality inspired the emerging woman’s rights movement in upstate New York over 100 years ago.

This thought-provoking lecture is based on her book, Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists. Lecture is followed by a Q&A with the author, accompanied by refreshments.
This lecture is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities program. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5307d7bb77a3a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-23 2014-03-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 24, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/strata Date: March 24, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 24, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 24, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/free-tax-preparation Date: March 24, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/monday-movement Date: March 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/sit-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 24, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 24, 2014

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 24, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 24, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 24, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 25, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 25, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/strata Date: March 25, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 25, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 25, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 25, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST